WEST SPARTA – Investigators are working to identify a person who died in an early morning car fire on Wednesday.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) along with the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office are working to positively identify the victim and determine a cause of death.
A 5:04 a.m. 911 call reported the fire on State Lands off of Union Corners Road in the Town of West Sparta.
The Mount Morris Fire Department and Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene. After the fire was extinguished, it was discovered that there was a deceased person in the vehicle.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing by the Livingston County Fire Coordinator’s Office led by Kevin Niedermaier with the assistance of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Identification Unit (FIU).
Assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene was the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office.
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