No Foul Play Suspected in Fatal Montville Shed Fire

Firefighters found a person’s body after knocking down a shed fire on Depot Road in Montville on Tuesday and investigators are trying to deternine who the person is.

Firefighters from the Montville Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 95 Depot Road in Montville at 3:40 p.m. on March 8 and found a small shed behind the house engulfed in flames, according to state police.

Firefighters extinguished the flames and found a person dead inside the shed, state police said. They said on Thursday morning that there does not appear to be any foul play and they are continuing to investigate.

The Montville fire marshal’s office responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

The Office of the Chief State’s Medical Examiner will conduct a post mortem examination to determine cause and manner of death and identify the deceased person.

State police said the name of the person found dead is pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

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