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Feb. 3, 2012PLATTE CITY, MO |  By: Wayman

Platte City Fires

Platte City Police say it's now a dozen vehicle that were torched this morning in Platte City.

But they also say that body found in one of the burned out trucks is believed to be the suspect. The vehicle arson string is centered around Wilkerson Street, that's in the southwest corner of Platte City, not too far from the I-29 and I-435 Intersection. Police investigators say they know who the suspect was but are waiting to release his name until a positive ID can be made with fingerprints, that could be mid-week next week. They say he did not own the truck he was found in. No word yet on a motive. The Kansas City Bomb and Arson Squad is also helping with that investigation.