3rd body found after Detroit apartment fire

AP News
Posted: Jan 02, 2010 11:36 PM

Fire investigators say they've found the body of a third person who died in a blaze at an apartment building in Detroit.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the body of 67-year-old Ann Louise Roeder was found Saturday.

Fire Capt. Steve Varnas says Roeder was among several people unaccounted for after the fire Thursday night at the five-story Huntington Hotel.

Varnas says the others may be staying with friends or relatives or at shelters or hotels.

The fire also injured a resident and two firefighters. The names of the two men whose bodies were found previously have not been released.

Officials have said a drunken man living at the building used a piece of paper to light a cigarette and accidentally touched off the fire. The man has not been arrested, but Varnas says possible charges will be discussed with prosecutors.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com