Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pleasantville Man Identified as Victim in House Fire; Deemed Arson

PLEASANTVILLE – The man’s body found inside the site of a residential structure fire in Pleasantville last week has been identified, 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 been identified as Wilfredo Ortiz, 51, of Pleasantville. Next-of-kin have been notified.
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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