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Body found dead inside Mesa home day after fire tears through structure

May 9, 2024, 6:00 AM | Updated: May 13, 2024, 9:02 am

Mesa house fire leaves resident missing, police investigation underway....

A body was found inside a Mesa home the day after a fire tore through a structure on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. (Mesa Fire and Medical Department File Photo)

(Mesa Fire and Medical Department File Photo)

PHOENIX — A body was found inside a Mesa home the day after a fire tore through the structure on Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Officers responded to assist firefighters with a residential fire near Gilbert and Broadway roads around 5:30 p.m., according to the Mesa Police Department.

The fire spread quickly through the house, according to the Mesa Fire and Medical Department.

“After the fire was extinguished, and the structure searched, a body was located inside the home,” Detective Brandi Myers said in a media advisory Thursday.

The victim was identified later as 57-year-old Richard Daniels.

The Office of the Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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Body found dead inside Mesa home day after fire tears through structure