Body found in burning home in East St. Louis

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – Firefighters make a stunning discovery when they respond to a fire at an East St. Louis home. They found a man’s body inside.

East St. Louis firefighters were called to the fire at a home on Linden Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Once they got inside the home, they found the man in the living room. He was already dead.

Authorities say the man lived in the house and the home was owned by his family.

Chief Blackmon says there was no electricity or water to the home. There is a power substation next door. There were no obvious signs of trauma on the body nor were there any clear signs of foul play at the scene.

His body was taken away by the St. Clair County Coroner for an autopsy.

So far authorities have not released the name of the man who lived in the home but they do say he was 44-years-old.

Blackmon says there is nothing suspicious about the fire at this point.

He believes it might have started in the living room where the man`s body was found because there was heavy fire damage in that area of the house.







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