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Deputies: Body found in burned home

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BAILEY — Authorities say a man’s body was found in the charred shell of a mobile home that caught fire Tuesday morning in rural Nash County. 

Deputies have not identified the remains and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. 

Emergency crews were called to a fire at 7515 Strickland Road north of Bailey and initially deemed the fire to be suspicious. Sheriff’s investigators obtained a search warrant to comb through the rubble. 

“Upon searching the severely damaged mobile home, a body was located in one of the bedrooms,” Medina said in the release. “The body is believed to be that of an adult male.” 

The N.C. Office of the State Fire Marshal responded with a K-9 specializing in fire investigations. 

Nash County Emergency Services and the Ferrells Fire Department were called to the fire scene early Tuesday along with sheriff’s deputies. 

Anyone with information on the suspicious fire is asked to call the Nash County Sheriff’s Office at 252-459-4121.