UPDATE: Body identified in trailer fire on Wednesday
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - The body found in a trailer that caught fire Wednesday morning near Cutler, Ohio has been identified.
60 year old Carl D. Tabler has been identified as the person according to detectives on the case.
Detective Scott Smeeks with the Washington County Sheriff’s office says that Tabler owned the trailer that caught fire.
Nothing suspicious and no foul play is suspected, according to Detective Smeeks.
He says that the investigation is open pending final autopsy results which could take 8 to 10 weeks.
The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s office is now investigating the fire. We have not heard back from them yet.
We will continue to update as new information is released.
Original Story: September 21,2022
Authorities are investigating after a body was discovered found in a trailer that caught fire Wednesday morning near Cutler, Ohio.
Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department Captain Josh Chevalier says the trailer was fully involved when firefighters arrived on the scene.
Chevalier says it took crews about 15 minutes to get the fire under control.
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says crews were called to the scene shortly after 7 a.m.
Mincks says that while firefighters were putting the fire out, the body was found inside the trailer.
Detective Scott Smeeks with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the fire does not appear to be suspicious.
Authorities are not releasing the name of the person found in the trailer. The body will be sent to the Montgomery County morgue to help get an identification.
The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s office is now investigating the fire.
There is no word yet on the cause of the fire or the cause of death for the victim.
WTAP will have more information as it becomes available.
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