Autopsy results pending for body found in Lufkin house fire
AS REPORTED IN THE LUFKIN DAILY NEWS:
Lufkin police and fire department officials are still investigating the suspicious death of a Lufkin man with a gash on his head who was pulled from a burning home last week.
Authorities are waiting on Richard Browning’s autopsy and toxicology results while the investigation, a joint effort between local agencies and the state fire marshal’s office, continues, according to Lufkin Police Det. JB Smith.
“We’re trying to determine how and why he died as well as how the fire started, both separately and together,” Smith said.
On the night of Jan. 28, Browning’s body was pulled from the home at 1009 Mitchell Ave., according to reports from the scene. Firefighters immediately began CPR on the 37-year-old man, who died in a Houston hospital two days later.
According to Smith, a large amount of blood was visible on Browning’s head and clothes as paramedics fought to save his life. Smith said there are a number of different scenarios possible in the case.
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