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Body of man missing since weekend fire found, identified

May 20, 2019 GMT

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say searchers using an excavator and a state police cadaver dog have located the remains of a man missing since a central Pennsylvania fire over the weekend.

The (Bloomsburg) Press-Enterprise reports that the remains were found in the two-story Bloomsburg home destroyed by fire early Sunday.

The Colombia County coroner identified the remains as those of Fabio Adragna, an Italian national who had been living at the apartment and working as a cook at an Italian restaurant. He said city police, aided by the Italian consulate in Philadelphia, notified the victim’s family in Italy. An autopsy is planned Tuesday.


State police Fire Marshal Jamie Sgarlat said the extent of the damage will make it impossible to determine the fire’s cause. He said “The whole thing is just destroyed.”