2014 News Releases

Sheriff's Office
Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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March 24, 2014        Print version

Sheriff’s Office investigates fire involving a fatality

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a residential structure fire which occurred at approximately 12:15 am on 3/24/14, and which further involved the death of one (1) male.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded along with the Beekman Fire Department to a residence in the Town of Beekman for a report of a structure fire, and upon arrival the house was engulfed in flames. After the fire was extinguished investigators began to closely examine the scene, and located the body of the deceased male inside. At this time, the identification of the deceased has not been confirmed and next-of-kin haven’t been notified, so specific details about the person’s identity and the exact location where the fire occurred are being withheld.

The investigation into the fire is continuing by members of the Sheriff’s Office Detective Division in conjunction with the Dutchess County Fire Investigation Division and Town of Beekman Fire Department, and more information may be released as it becomes available.