Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 18-090

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 25, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Death Investigation

    Once the fire was out, fire personnel conducted a walk through and located an adult male deceased in the home.
    • Wednesday
    • January 24, 2018
    • Time: 11:06 AM
    • 10916 Lee Street
    • Seffner, Florida

    Update:

    The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office has made a positive identification of the victim found deceased inside the
    charred residence at 10916 Lee Street in Seffner.  The victim was identified as Jeremy Welshans, DOB: 06/15/1995. Welshans was temporarily residing at the Lee Street address.The cause of the fire is still under investigation however foul play is not suspected at this time. Next of kin has been notified.  The investigation continues.
     

    Details:

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, Florida State Fire Marshal's Office and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office are currently working a death investigation at 10916 Lee Street in Seffner.  On January 24, 2018, at 11:06 a.m., a 911 call was received with information that a mobile home was on fire at 10916 Lee Street in Seffner. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue quickly arrived and extinguished the fire. Once the fire was out, fire personnel conducted a walk through and located an adult male deceased in the home.

    Preliminary findings at the time of this press release is that no foul play is suspected. Once the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office makes a positive identification of the victim and next of kin is notified, we will released the victim's identity.

    The investigation continues.

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