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Man ID’d who was found dead during garage fire in Manistee

UPDATE 4/17/24 4:15 p.m.

The Manistee City Police Department on Wednesday identified the victim in the fatal fire. He is 53-year-old Manistee resident Roy King.

The Manistee County Medical Examiner said the cause of death was smoke inhalation.


The cause of the fire is still under investigation, police said.

4/12/24 12:05 p.m.

MANISTEE — The Manistee Fire Department said a dead body was found in a garage fire on Thursday.

Firefighters responded to the single-car garage fire at Fourth and Spruce around 6:30 p.m.


They say fire was coming through the roof, and a pickup truck next to the garage was also on fire. After getting the flames under control, firefighters searched the garage, where they found the man’s body.

Manistee Police, the Manistee County Medical Examiner and the State Fire Investigator are working to determine the cause of the fire and the man’s death.

No first responders were injured during the incident.

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