Cause of death determined for body found burned in Smith Co. backyard
The area surrounding the home where the body was found was roped off Tuesday morning (Source: KLTV Staff)
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
Investigators with the Smith County Sheriff's Office have released the cause of death for a person found burned in a backyard on Monday.
According to the medical examiner's report, the victim died from smoke inhalation and thermal burns. The victim's dental records were also sent to the medical examiner's office in order to make a positive identification.
Officials say the investigation into his death is ongoing.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were called to a home in the 11000 block of County Road 295 near Tyler Pipe early Tuesday morning. Sheriff Larry Smith said a burned body was found in a detached building behind the home by Lindale firefighters, as they were putting out the final hot-spots at the site of the structure fire late Monday night.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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