Body Found in Ashes of October Mt. Washington Fire

What are believed to be human remains have been discovered at the scene of an Oct. 20  Mount Washington mansion, which was destroyed in an overnight fire.

29871354863_a2cdacaa5f_kThe 84-year-old homeowner was believed  to have died in the blaze in the 9,100-square foot hillside home in the 4000 block of Sea View Avenue, but his remains remained unrecovered.

According to published reports, the man may have gone back inside the burning home  to retrieve a number of pets.

According to the LAFD’s Brian Humphrey, the Los Angeles Fire Department will assist the Los Angeles Police Department and the coroner’s office  in the recovery effort as well as the  ongoing investigation.




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