Monday, December 11, 2023

DEVELOPING: Elderly Man Found Dead Following Structure Fire

An elderly man in Mathews County was found dead following a structure fire on Sunday, July 1. (WYDaily Media)

MATHEWS — On Sunday, August 1, an elderly man was found dead following a structure fire in Mathews County, Va.

At approximately 7:33 p.m., authorities from the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) went to the 200 block of Gayle Lane after a structure/unit fire was reported.

The Virginia State Police (VSP) reports that an 80-year-old male victim was found deceased inside of the structure.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released as the next of kin has not been located or notified.

MCSO requested assistance from the Virginia State Police Bureau Criminal/Arson Unit for this ongoing investigation.

WYDaily will continue to keep you up-to-date as more information becomes available.


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