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10:44 am - December 1, 2015
Body found in burnt-out Willimantic home
By MICHELLE FIRESTONE
and CHRIS DEHNEL
Chronicle Staff Writers
WILLIMANTIC â Town officials confirmed this morning a body was found inside a Willimantic home ravaged by fire Monday morning.
Windham Code Enforcement Director and town public information officer Matthew Vertefeuille said this morning the body of a âmale victimâ was located in the rubble.
A team from the state medical examinerâs office was called to the scene and the body was transported to the lab for an autopsy, he said.
Vertefeuille said the name of the deceased is not being released, pending family notification.
The chief medical examinerâs office confirmed this morning it had an
individual with the same name as the homeowner and an autopsy was scheduled for today.
The call came in at approximately 5:15 a.m. Monday morning and the fire destroyed a single-family, one-story ranch at 144 Manners Ave.
According to Windham tax assessor records, Robert OâDonnell owned the home.
The chief medical examinerâs office said someone by that name was at the office and an autopsy would be conducted on the body today.
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