NVDaily update: Man’s body found in burned home

Firefighters and investigators stand outside this burned-out section of a home at 30 Cedar Lake Court in Warren County on Sunday morning. A man's body was found while firefighters were battling the blaze. Rich Cooley/Daily

Authorities have ruled the death of a man found dead inside a burning home in Waterlick on Sunday morning a suicide.

Sheriff Daniel T. McEatheron said it appeared the victim set fire to the residence and before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“That’s what the early investigaiton has led us to believe,” McEatheron said.

Warren County Fire and Rescue Services reported in a news release that firefighters were dispatched to a home at 30 Cedar Lakes Court at 6:13 a.m. Sunday.

“Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews found a single family home with significant fire conditions throughout the home, “ the news release states. “It took fire crews 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.”

Firefighters spray water on the front porch at 30 Cedar Lake Court in Warren County on Sunday morning. Rich Cooley/Daily

The identity of the occupant has not been released.

In addition to Warren County Fire and Rescue, the Fire Marshal’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department,  others working the scene included the canine division of the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to the news release.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to call Warren County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Kahle Magalis at 540-635-7100 or Fire Marshal Garry Maiatico at 540-636-3830.

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