Burned body found in shed after late night fire near Tyler Pipe

Burned body found in shed after late night fire near Tyler Pipe
KETK
CrimeWatch

POSTED: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:50pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 2:58pm

According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office, a body was found in a shed behind a home in Smith County after a Monday night fire.

Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith told KETK, officials were called to a fire in a detached building in the 11600 block of County Road 495 behind Tyler Pipe at 11:51 p.m.. The body of what authorities believe to be a male was found early Tuesday when they were working to put out the fire.

"At this point, we believe the body is a person who was a resident at the home, but it will take more investigation to determine that for sure," said Sheriff Smith. "We have not ruled out an accidental death, homicide or suicide. These investigations take time to complete. I hope to have a cause of death as soon as possible."

KETK will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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