Man found dead in Chesterfield home

Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 12:14:43-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A man was found dead in a home along the 21300 block of Deodora Drive in Chesterfield County, according to Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesperson Lt. Jason Elmore. Firefighters were called to the home at about 9:45 a.m. when a neighbor saw that it was on fire.

While circumstances surrounding the fatal fire have not yet been released, law enforcement sources indicated to CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett that police received a 911 call from a home on that block prior to the fire.

The caller, those sources said, indicated he wanted to kill himself.

Neither Chesterfield Police, nor firefighters have officially confirmed that information.

The Medical Examiner will determine the man's cause of death.

When firefighters arrived at the home, they discovered smoke coming from the roof.

When they entered the home, they found the man's body.

Fire investigators determined the fire started in a front room of the house.

Both Chesterfield Police and the Chesterfiel Fire Department are investigating this fatality.

This is a developing story. Anyone with additional information can submit a news tip here.

The CBS 6 Problem Solvers are Working For You.

Contact the CBS 6 Problem Solvers

📱 Download CBS 6 News App
The app features breaking news alerts, live video, weather radar, traffic incidents, closings and delays and more.