Body Found Inside Burned House

By: Will Harkins Email
By: Will Harkins Email

Clarke County central dispatch received a call about a structure fire off of County Road 625 at 5:50 a.m. Friday.
The call was made by a neighbor who saw the fire.

Several volunteer fire departments responded to the call, including Theadville, Carmichael, Matherville and Shubuta.

Fire coordinator Eddie Ivy says the house was owned by a 60-year-old female.

"Upon arrival we found the structure fully involved," said Ivy. "We did discover a body inside the structure. That person has been sent to the crime lab in Jackson for an autopsy. The name has not been released until a positive identification has been made."

Ivy says no foul play is suspected at this time.

It's the third fatal fire in Clarke County in less than a month.


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