Body of man discovered in burned home in Monroe

Posted May 17, 2013, at 10:37 a.m.
Last modified May 17, 2013, at 9:37 p.m.

MONROE, Maine — A body discovered early Friday in the remnants of a burned home is believed to be that of a 56-year-old Monroe man, according to police.

A passerby discovered the fire at 11:30 p.m. Thursday and the body was found at 6 a.m. Friday, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

McCausland said the body was found in the rubble of the one-and-a-half story brick house on Jackson Road. The state police spokesman said the body is that of homeowner Randy Oliver.

“All that remains of the house are the exterior brick walls,” said McCausland.

A cause of the fire will likely be undetermined due to the extensive damage, McCausland said. The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy and confirm the victim’s identity.

Watch for updates.