EPD: Resident of 114 S. Market passed away; investigation continues into cause

Emporia Police have released the name of the person who died at the site of a house fire at 114 South Market on Wednesday.

Deputy Police Chief Ed Owens says 64-year-old David Warneke, a resident of the house, was found dead inside the house after fire was called in shortly before 3:30 pm.

Whether the fire killed Warneke or other factors were involved has not been determined. Owens says an investigation continues both into Warneke's death and what may have triggered the fire, which caused at least moderate damage to the front of the home and extended to the porch.

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