Man Found Dead In Macon Apartment Fire

***** UPDATED RELEASE *****

The investigation into the cause of the fire in the 100 block of North Rollins Street on 06/26/2013 is continuing.  According to Chief Steve Olinger the cause of the fire is undetermined but investigators do not suspect any foul play in the cause of the fire or the death of Mr. Flax.  Autopsy results will not be available for several weeks.

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The Macon Police Department reports an autopsy is scheduled for today at Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office for a victim of a structure fire which occurred in the morning hours of 06/26/13. Lawrence L. Flax, Jr., a 41-year old white male of Macon, was found deceased after fire personnel entered an apartment of a downtown building in the 100 block of North Rollins Street. According to Chief Steve Olinger the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.

 

***** ORIGINAL RELEASE *****

On 06/26/13 at approximately 6:49am, the Macon Police & Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a possible structure fire in the 100 block of North Rollins Street above a business. An apartment in the front of the building was evacuated. Upon entry of the structure at the rear of the building by the Macon Fire Department, one victim was found deceased in the structure. The Missouri State Fire Marshall’s office was contacted to assist with the investigation. At this time, the investigation of the fire continues.

About Echo Menges

Reporter for The Edina Sentinel Covering Knox County, Missouri Since 2010