April 25, 2014

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VIDEO: Man’s body found in East River Street fire

This screengrab from raw video shows the fire that gutted an East River Street apartment Monday night. COURTESY VERNON FRYE

This screengrab from raw video shows the fire that gutted an East River Street apartment Monday night. COURTESY VERNON FRYE

ELYRIA – A neighbor caught a fatal fire on tape Monday night.

Elyria Fire Department responded at 11:10 p.m. to a fully engulfed fire in apartment #3 of a four-apartment building at 341 E. River St.

Inside the burning apartment, firefighters found the body of a 62-year-old male resident, according to Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino.

The death has been deemed suspicious, and an autopsy is scheduled.

The Elyria Fire Prevention Bureau, Elyria police and Lorain County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

See Wednesday’s Chronicle-Telegram for more on this story.