Firefighters find human remains in fire outside North Carolina home; Man found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds, police say
CARY, NC (WGHP) — An investigation is underway after firefighters found human remains in a homemade fire pit, according to the Cary Police Department.
At approximately 7:10 a.m. Sunday, the Cary Fire Department attended a house in the 600 block of Dorsett Drive after receiving a report of illegal burning of trash.
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Police say the 911 call came from a neighbor.
On the spot, the firefighters found and extinguished the fire which broke out in an artisanal brazier. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters located human remains in the rubble and called the police to intervene.
Officers arrived at the scene and contacted criminal investigators. Police said they were unable to identify the remains due to their condition.
After a search of the property, investigators found a man with a single self-inflicted gunshot wound inside an RV trailer. Police say the man has been identified as the owner.
The man was taken to hospital with a life-threatening injury and is considered to be in critical condition, police said. A woman was also located on the property, she was uninjured and is speaking with investigators.
Police say the home is undergoing extensive renovations and two recreational vehicles were brought onto the property as temporary living space while the home was under construction.
Investigators say it appears the landlord was burning trash related to the renovation project.
The investigation is active and ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.