Body found in burning mobile home, Autopsy: no foul play

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VANDALIA, Mich. (WOOD) — An autopsy has been performed on body found inside a burning mobile home early Thursday morning.

The autopsy showed the victim died from injuries in that fire and foul play is not suspected, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities didn’t find any evidence of arson and the cause of the fire has been ruled undetermined, a release says.

The identity of the victim won’t be determined until DNA testing is completed which could take up to 60 days. However, the owner of the mobile home is Lucy Pargo, 78, lived alone and hasn’t been since the fire, according the release.

A passerby called 911 after noticing flames coming from a home in the 17000 block of Chain Lake Road in Calvin Township around 4 a.m. Thursday.

When firefighters arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed. After crews extinguished the fire, the body was discovered inside the mobile home.

There were no other people inside the home at the time of the fire.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police Fire Marshall division is investigating.

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