Man found 'burned beyond recognition' in deadly Strawberry Mansion fire, police say
PHILADELPHIA - A tragic discovery was made inside a torched house in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section Tuesday morning.
Officials say a severely burned man was found when crews responded to the blaze on the 2300 block of 32nd Street.
The man, believed to be a squatter in his 50s, was "burned beyond recognition," according to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
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Officials confirm the fire started in the living room, but the cause is still unknown.
The "John Doe" victim was pronounced dead at the scene, a house where officials say he was living.