Human Remains Found in Burned House in Wayne County
The mystery continues surrounding the human remains that were found in what remained of a burned house on 48 Creek Road last month. Firefighters were alerted to the fire on Saturday, September 25th. The reportedly uninhabited house ended up as a total loss after the fire department fought the flames for several hours.
According to Wayne County Sheriff Shane Fisher, an individual who may have had connections to the property owner came to the burned house the day after the fire and was looking through what remained of the contents when they discovered what appeared to be human remains.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) took over the investigation at that point at the request of Sheriff Fisher and District Attorney General Brent Cooper. The remains were then sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Nashville to confirm if they were human remains.
Sheriff Fisher confirmed to The News last week that the remains were indeed identified as human. However, the TBI has declined to release any more details at this time, including who the person was and how they died. Therefore, it is still unknown why the person was in the house, and if they died due to the fire and smoke or if they were already deceased when the fire started.
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