Friday, June 13, 2014

Pleasantville House Fire Deemed Arson; Man's Remains Found Inside

PLEASANTVILLE – Authorities are investigating the discovery of a man’s body found inside the site of a residential structure fire early this morning, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
At 3:16 a.m. on June 13, Pleasantville Police and Fire Departments responded to 402 Doughty Road for a 9-1-1 report of a structure fire. Emergency personnel extinguished the fire and discovered burned human remains inside the home.
The cause of the fire has been determined to be arson.
The victim has not yet been identified. An autopsy is pending.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Arson Units, and the Pleasantville Police Department, are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the ACPO Major Crimes at (609) 909-7666, or the Pleasantville Police Department at (609) 641-6100.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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