Man Firefighters Were Looking for After Meriden Fire Found Dead: PD - NBC Connecticut

Man Firefighters Were Looking for After Meriden Fire Found Dead: PD

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    Man Found Dead Near Fire At His Meriden Home

    A man was found dead about a mile from the scene of a fire at his Meriden home on Monday morning.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 11, 2019)

    The man firefighters were looking for after a fire in Meriden was found dead at another location, according to police.

    Firefighters responded to a home on Side Hill Road shortly before 5:15 a.m. Monday after the homeowner returned home and found the house full of smoke.

    She called the fire department and crews found fire in the basement and extinguished the blaze. A firefighter sustained minor injuries while fighting the blaze.

    No one was inside the home, officials said the fire department was looking for a person who was unaccounted for.

    Man Sought After Meriden Fire Found Dead

    [HAR] Man Sought After Meriden Fire Found Dead

    The person firefighters were looking for after a fire in Meriden was found dead at another location, according to police.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 11, 2019)

    That person, later identified as 35-year-old Justin Miller, was found dead by a road, according to police. They said he was found at a location that would have been a short walk from the home through the woods.

    The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined his death was a suicide and said he died by hanging. 

    The fire department is investigating the cause of the fire and accelerant dogs have been brought in.

    The fire caused a partial collapse of the first floor of the home into the garage. Firefighters believe the fire started in the garage.

    Mutual aid was called in from Wallingford, Southington and Berlin.

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