Police Identify Elderly Man Who Died in Structure Fire

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Police have released the identity of an elderly man who died in a structure fire on Aug. 1. (WYDaily Media)

MATHEWS COUNTY — Virginia State Police (VSP) have released the identity of an elderly man who died in an Aug. 1 structure fire.

The decedent has been identified as 80-year-old Richard Henry Couch, who is listed as having resided on the 200 block of Gayle Ln. in Mathews County.

On Sunday, Aug. 1, Mathews County Sheriff’s Office called upon the assistance from the Virginia State Police Bureau Criminal/Arson Unit after responding to a structure fire at 200 Gayle Ln.

Mr. Couch was discovered deceased inside the structure.

Investigation into this case remains open and ongoing.

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

 

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