Body of man found in box truck following fire


MIFFLIN TWP. OH., (WCMH) — Police in Mifflin Township say the body a man was found after a fire in the back of a box truck on Westerville Road.

It happened Friday morning in a truck on the property of 3250 Westerville Road.

The Mifflin Township Fire Department says the blaze seems to accidental and related to cooking or heating.

Residents say a homeless man has been seen in the area. While the fire and cause of death are still under investigation, police say no foul play is suspected at this time.

“While the fire and victim are still being investigated, I would strongly urge residents to work with their local law enforcement if they are aware of any individuals who do not have warm shelter during these remaining weeks of winter,” said Mifflin Fire Chief Fred Kauser.“We never want to learn that someone has lost their life simply because they did not have access to a shelter during the night.”

Police will release more details once the victim is identified and the cause of the fire is determined.

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