Wendell Hill Death – In the morning of March 11, first responders were dispatched to a residence located in the 1200 block of Coolidge Avenue after reports of a fire at the location. The man, who was 65 years old and died in a house fire earlier this month, has been named by the Benton Township Police Department. The incident is being investigated as a possible murder-by-arson case. When they arrived, they discovered a 65-year-old man inside who they later determined to be Wendell Hill lying unconscious. At the scene, Hill’s death was confirmed by medical personnel.
The fire in the residence was being investigated as a possible murder at the time because the police believed the circumstances surrounding it were suspicious. On Monday, the cause of the fire was determined to be intentional by the police. Investigators from a variety of agencies are currently working together in an effort to identify the accountable individual or individuals. Benton Township Police Department can be reached at (269) 925-1135 and Michiana Crime Stoppers can be reached at (574-288-STOP) if you have any information on the incident.
Related topic: 70-year-old woman dies in Benton Township house fire
A house fire that occurred a week ago in Benton Township claimed the life of a woman who was 70 years old. According to the information provided by our reporting colleagues at The Herald Palladium, the incident took place in the 100 block of Meadow Terrace on Thursday evening at approximately 7:40 p.m. When the firefighters arrived, they determined a bedroom at the back of the house to be the source of a significant amount of heat and fire.
The body of the woman, who was 70 years old, was discovered in the room that had been the origin of the fire. A second person who lived in the house, a man who was 77 years old, made an effort to save the woman before the fire department arrived on the scene. According to the authorities, he received medical attention at the scene and did not have to be transported to the hospital. The fire is being looked at by both the Benton Township Police Department and the Michigan State Police Fire Marshal Division.
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