Thursday, May 24, 2012
One dies in fire
By SUE WATSON
Authorities are still awaiting positive identification of the victim of a house fire Monday night.
Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said the victim is thought to be the brother of Lamonica Campbell. She lived with him in the mobile home, located at 45 Kent Road, that was burned out cold when investigators were called to the scene.
County fire investigator Tracy Jeffries said Campbell returned from Memphis, Tenn., to her home May 21 and called to report it had burned. She had contact with her brother, who is believed to be the victim, overnight but then had attempted to reach him by phone Monday morning and did not get an answer, Jeffries said.
Deputies arrived on the scene to find the 50-foot mobile home, located on a dead-end road, completely burned out. He said remains were found near a bed frame in what was the bedroom area of the trailer.
Positive identification will not be available until after an autopsy report is filed, he said, by the state medical examiner’s office.
Jeffries said the state fire marshal, as well as himself, went over the scene Monday and found no evidence indicating foul play. He said there was no fire or hot spots at the location when investigators arrived on the scene, indicating the fire had gone unnoticed and burned the structure entirely. There were no other residences on the road, he said.
Dickerson said the victim is believed to be a male in his mid-20s.
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