Second victim found in fatal Delaware fire

Workers at Wilmington’s Cherry Island Landfill found a body of an unidentified female while disposing of debris from a fatal fire earlier this week in the city.

On Monday, fire investigators found the body of a man while trying to determine the cause of a fire that happened at 505 W. 5th St. last week.  They found his body beneath the rubble of the abandoned building that partially collapsed during the blaze.

This morning, the body of a second victim was discovered at the landfill as rubble from the scene was being dropped off.  Her body was turned over to the medical examiners office and is scheduled for autopsy this afternoon.  The investigation into the cause of her death and the cause of the fire is still ongoing.


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