Coroner releases cause of death for body found in late-night trailer fire

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UPDATE: County Coroner Rusty Styer has identified the body found in the fire as an unidentifiable male. They say cause of death was from heat thermal injuries.

The coroner’s office will be doing DNA testing in the coming days. This comes after an autopsy was completed  autopsy earlier today at 11 in Windber.


HARRISON TWP., BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Bedford County fire units responded to a fire late Thursday night where they later discovered a body in what they believed was an abandoned house trailer.

Crews were called to the scene just before midnight along Allegheny Road in Harrison Township.

Bedford County Coroner, Rusty Styer, confirmed that a body was found in the processes of putting out the fire. Styer says there will be more details following an autopsy scheduled for Friday in Windber.

PSP Bedford, the PSP Fire Marshall, and PSP forensic units are working with the fire department to investigate the fire scene.

We have a reporter at the scene and will continue to update information as it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.

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