Four months ago, Videll Hanks died in his flaming Volvo in a North Nampa parking lot.
This week, Nampa police say the death is no longer being investigated as a possible homicide, but they hope someone will be able to fill in the gaps of what happened to Hanks, 29.
The Volvo's gas tank ruptured, the car caught fire, and Hanks may have been unconscious and unaware of what was happening, Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Riha said. The car had earlier struck the curb in the apartment complex parking lot, police said.
Hanks reportedly died of smoke inhalation but had no other signs of trauma, and test results showed he was intoxicated. There was no indication of foul play, Riha said.
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Nampa firefighters responded to a car fire before dawn May 1 at an apartment building near Victory Road and Sugar Avenue and found Hanks' body in the car after they extinguished the fire. Hanks did not live at the complex, police said.
Anyone with information about the fire and Hanks' death is asked to call Nampa police at 465-2257.