Preliminary autopsy report shows Longview man found dead after fire had no soot in airway

Longview crews respond to fire at duplex. (Source: KLTV Staff)
Longview crews respond to fire at duplex. (Source: KLTV Staff)
(Source: KLTV Staff)
(Source: KLTV Staff)

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A preliminary autopsy report shows a Longview man who was found dead after a duplex fire had hemorrhaging on the interior of his neck.

Thursday, Longview police identified the man as Johnny Quentin Miller Jr., 44, of Longview.

At 11:04 a.m. Wednesday, Longview Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to a duplex fire at 1717 of Loring Lane. Miller Jr.'s body was found at 1715 Loring Lane. Neighbors reported seeing a male resident entering the duplex before the fire started.

According to a preliminary autopsy report obtained by KLTV, no soot was found in Miller Jr.'s airway and hemorrhaging was found on the interior neck muscles.

The cause of death is pending.

Officials are looking for a vehicle that belonged to the resident. Police say the vehicle is a blue 2002 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plates BG6W798. If located call 911, or police at 903-237-1170.

According to Fire Marshal Kevin May the fire looks suspicious at this time but it remains under investigation.

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