Police discover body in while fighting house fire in East Cleveland

Police discover body in while fighting house fire in East Cleveland

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - East Cleveland police are investigating a possible homicide after they found a body at the scene of a row house fire early Monday morning, Chief Scott Gardner said.

Firefighters were called to the 12600 block of Superior Road around 2 a.m. Monday.

Once they got there, they found a fire inside one home that was quickly spreading, through the roof of the complex, into the adjacent homes of the row house.

Gardner said in an effort to prevent the entire building from collapsing, firefighters broke down a door to an adjacent home and discovered a body inside.

Homicide detectives are investigating whether the death is the result of foul play.

“They were able to see that there was not any outside trauma to the body so at this point were waiting for further results from the Medical Examiner, obviously it can’t be ruled out, it’s still a possible homicide,” Gardner said.

The only information available is that the body was that of a white male.

Fire Investigators are also looking in to the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story; stay with 19 News for more information.

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