Authorities Working to ID Body Found During Lake Monticello House Fire
FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Investigators in Fluvanna County believe the body discovered after a house fire in Lake Monticello may be one of homeowners.
Authorities announced Friday, April 5, that it will likely take several weeks to positively identify the remains of the man through DNA analysis. It will also take more time to determine what caused Wednesday's fire on Roadview Terrace.
The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office adds that it is not looking for any suspects, nor is there any threat to the public.
04/05/2019 Release from the Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office:
The deceased male located in the dwelling is believed to be that of one of the homeowners, but it may take several weeks or longer to make a positive identification of the deceased male through DNA analysis. It will also take several weeks to get the lab results and finalize the fire cause and origin investigation. While the sheriff’s office is still working on the investigation, we are not looking for any suspects nor is there any threat to public safety.
The family request privacy during this tragic time in their lives. They also request that members of the media and the general public please stay off their property.
On 04/03/2019 at 3:17 PM, a structure fire was reported at 4 Roadview Terrace in Lake Monticello. Fire crews from multiple agencies worked to extinguish the blaze, but the dwelling was severally damaged. While fighting the fire, fire fighters discovered a deceased male in the dwelling. The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s and The Virginia State Police are currently investigating the scene. The deceased male will be sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for identification and a manner of death investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and no further information will be released at this time.