Michael Reynolds’ Death Ruled as Accidental Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 October 2013 00:00

Michael ReynoldsPolice have classified 33-year-old Michael Reynolds’ death as accidental after a post mortem examination determined that he died as a result of “Asphyxia by Mechanical Aspiration due to Third Degree Burns by Dry Heat”. Police and the Fire Service responded to reports of a burning structure at #139 Antelope Street Extension at about 2:20 a.m. on Friday, October 18th. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it could spread to nearby structures. A subsequent search of the house led to the discovery of a severely burnt human body. The body was found on the floor in the corridor that leads from the living room to the bedroom.

According to police, the body was burnt beyond recognition. However, they have sufficient evidence to believe that the lone occupant of the house, Reynolds, was the individual inside at the time of the blaze. The Fire Service’s investigation has revealed that the likely cause of the fire was electrical because of compromised wiring. Reynolds was a driver for the Department of Human Development.