Man, 63, is dead in burned Gary building; inquiry still on

2012-12-24T09:50:00Z 2012-12-24T16:40:05Z Man, 63, is dead in burned Gary building; inquiry still onThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 24, 2012 9:50 am  • 

GARY | The body of a Nigerian man was found at the site of a fire Sunday afternoon in Gary.

Investigators from the Lake County coroner's office were called at 1:40 p.m. to 3655 Van Buren St., where the body was found.

He was identified as Uwakwe Akpulonu, 63, who had addresses listed at the site of the fire in Gary and 6418 Vernon St. in Chicago.

Gary police Cpl. Gabrielle King said Monday afternoon the matter is under investigation, but there is no evidence to indicate the death was a homicide. The coroner's office reported an autopsy has been performed, but no cause of death is being given, pending further investigation.

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