Body Found By Crew Fighting House Fire In Peoria County

Central Illinois Proud:

“PEORIA COUNTY – The Peoria County Coroner is working to identify a body found in a house fire Tuesday morning.

Crews were called out to 22,000-block of  Berchtold Road near Chillicothe around 7:30 a.m. Lt. Detective Timothy Kenny with the Peoria County Sheriff’s said the house was fully engulfed and is a complete loss.

The Peoria County Coroner said she’s trying to identify the victim, although she says she thinks it is the resident. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

The State Fire Marshal is looking into how the fire started.

“There were a couple brush fires on Sunday, but we don’t know that had anything to do with this particular fire,” Kenny said.

The house next door burned down on Sunday.    Full Story Continued…


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