Police confirm fire victim’s identity; not ruling out cigarette as cause

June 20, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Police Department has confirmed that the victim in last night’s fatal house fire was Timothy Clayton Mohr, 45. The fire occurred at 506 S. George St. (see related story)

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

. MCP had been informed earlier today by Mohr’s daughter, Crystal, that her father was killed in the accident.

It is believed he was the only person inside the upstairs apartment, where he resided, at the time of the fire.

According to Sgt. Trevor Slater of the Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit, the cause of the fire was “Undetermined, but unable to rule out careless smoking.”

Sgt. Slater advised the fire originated from a couch in the living room. He said one of the key pieces of evidence supporting this conclusion were cigarette butts being found underneath the couch. According to witnesses, the victim used this couch as a bed as well as everyday living room furniture.

An autopsy was performed today by Mason County Medical Examiner, Dr. Marc Keen, and he advised that the victim’s cause of death was smoke inhalation.

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