Fire Investigation

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Arson/Auto Theft Unit
-Robbery/Homicide Unit
Patrol Operations Bureau

Florida Department of Financial Services
-Division of State Fire Marshal

Medical Examiner’s Office

Lealman Fire Rescue
Pinellas Park Fire Rescue
Kenneth City Fire Rescue

Randy Reed (victim, deceased)
DOB: 06/10/1976
Address: 7499 46th Avenue North, Lot 32, Unincorporated St. Petersburg

What:
Detectives assigned to the Arson/Auto Theft Unit and the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating a fire at a mobile home that resulted in one death. The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

When:
The fire occurred at about 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Where:
The fire occurred at 7499 46th Avenue North, Lot 32 in Unincorporated St. Petersburg

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Arson/Auto Theft Unit and Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating a fire at a mobile home that resulted in one death.

At about 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017, deputies responded to a mobile home located at 7499 46th Avenue North, Lot 32 in Unincorporated St. Petersburg. Neighbors reported seeing thick black smoke and flames coming from the mobile home. Multiple fire rescue units from Lealman Fire Rescue, Pinellas Park Fire Rescue, and Kenneth City Fire Rescue responded to extinguish the mobile home.

Once the fire was extinguished, the fire department made entry and located a deceased subject inside of the bathroom doorway of the mobile home. The deceased has been identified as 41-year-old Randy Reed. Reed lived in the mobile home with his mother, who was not home when the fire occurred. The fire appeared to have started in one of the bedrooms.  

Detectives say that they are working with the Florida State Fire Marshal to determine the origin of the fire and the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause and manner of death of Reed. 

The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Saturday, December 30, 2017 8:31:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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