New Castle News


February 27, 2012

South Side fire death now considered a homicide

NEW CASTLE — The weekend discovery of a body found in a burned South Side home is now being treated as a homicide.

The announcement by New Castle police came late Monday morning, following an autopsy on the body that was discovered at the 309 Phillips St. home Saturday morning.

Authorities still don't know the identity of the black male who was killed.

Reporter Debbie Wachter Morris will have more details in Tuesday's edition of the New Castle News.

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