Body Found in Burning Car By Richard Brenneman

Friday March 31, 2006

Further tests are needed to determine just what killed a Berkeley man whose body was discovered in a burning car near his home at 1900 El Dorado Ave. early Friday morning. 

Kevin D. Shepard, 40, was a Spanish teacher, said Alameda County Coroner’s Supervising Investigator Cheryl Gibbs. 

Firefighters discovered the body after they were called to the scene to battle the blaze, which had been reported by neighbors. 

The body, which had been so badly burned that identification could only be determined by dental records, bore no obvious wounds. 

Gibbs said that though an autopsy was performed Monday, no cause of death has yet been established pending the outcome of additional tests..