Police: Body found in wreckage of Milford fire
MILFORD — Police and the state medical examiner’s office are investigating after human remains were found Tuesday in the burned wreckage of a boarded-up commercial building.
“The fire has been extinguished and upon inspecting the building, a male was located deceased inside,” Milford police spokeswoman Marilisa Anania said Tuesday.
Police have established a perimeter around the scene at 51 Roses Mill Road.
Milford police detectives and the city fire marshal are on the scene and investigating, Anania said.
The address sits just off the Boston Post Road in eastern Milford adjacent to the lot that holds the Homegoods and Marshalls department stores.
Photos of the building on Google Streetview show a three-story wood-framed structure with boarded up doors.
State medical examiner James Gill said one decedent was reported to his office.
“An investigation is underway,” he said.
Authorities have not publicly identified the body.
The Milford fire department was called to the scene around 10 p.m. Monday, according to initial dispatch reports.
A working fire was confirmed minutes later, and multiple units were called to the scene.
A video posted to the department’s Facebook page showed flames and smoke engulfing the structure while multiple fire units and a ladder truck worked to extinguish the blaze.
Crews reported the first floor of the building was missing and the fire extended into the basement, forcing them to tackle the fire from the exterior of the structure.
The wood frame commercial building was built in 1990, according to Milford property records. It was sold in April last year to Milford Crossing LLC, a company with a mailing address in Las Vegas.
Staff writer Dan Tepfer contributed to this story.