St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Continues Investigation into Burned Body

Saint Lucie County Sheriff

Saint Lucie County Sheriff

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office continues investigation into events at 549 Beach Avenue, according to Sheriff Mascara

An autopsy took place this afternoon on the body found Wednesday in the charred remains of a home at 594 Beach Avenue destroyed by an early Wednesday morning fire, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

The Sheriff said the cause of death has not been determined on the individual whose remains were found inside the home, and the person has not yet been identified.

Sheriff’s investigators are working with the state Fire Marshal’s Office and the St. Lucie County Fire District on the investigation.

Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff’s detectives obtained a search warrant for the scene, signed by Circuit Court Judge Dan L. Vaughn, the Sheriff said. Detectives are examining physical evidence and interviewing possible witnesses.

“I am asking for anyone with information to contact Sheriff’s Office detectives at 772-462-3230,” Sheriff Mascara said.

ABOUT THE SHERIFF:

The Florida Constitution establishes the Office of the elected County Sheriff who is responsible for preserving the peace, carrying out the orders of Florida courts and the Board of County Commissioners, and providing deputies at court sessions and meetings of the Board of County Commissioners. The Sheriff is the chief correctional officer of the county. Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is elected by the people of St. Lucie County and is accountable to them.

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