Victim in Peachtree City fatal fire identified

From Staff Reports
news@newnan.com
A victim in a fatal house fire in Peachtree City just before Christmas has been identified.
The victim has been positively identified by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as Steven Russell, 39 years of age.
On Dec. 23, 2012, at approximately 5:20 a.m., Peachtree City Police officers and fire department personnel responded to a residential fire at 104 Adams Fall, Peachtree City, said police spokesman Lt. Mark Brown. They found the residence engulfed in flames.
The fire was reported to 911 by a neighbor. The sole known occupant of the residence was unaccounted for during the preliminary response to the fire. After the fire was brought under control by the Peachtree City Fire Department, a preliminary search of the residence revealed a person who was deceased — now identified as Russell.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and is still under investigation. A joint death investigation is under way by the Peachtree City Criminal Investigation’s Division, Peachtree City Fire Marshal’s Office, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

All inquiries regarding the Peachtree City Fire Department response to the fire should be brought to the attention of Capt. Ron Mundy at 678-333-7474 or rmundy@peachtree-city.org .

All inquiries regarding the status of the death investigation should be brought to the attention of the Lt. Mark Brown at policepublicinfo@peachtree-city.org or 770-632-4112.

If anyone has information that would assist the Police Department in this or any other incidents, contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 770-487-8866 or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline, (770) 487-6010. You may remain anonymous.


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