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Fire officials continue to investigate Litchfield blaze
Dwaine High, 55, was found dead May 30 after being located inside of a shed that was engulfed in flames. The shed, housed behind lot No. 26 at 31 Page Rd., was destroyed in the blaze, and two nearby mobile home units received smoke, heat and water damage.
“This part of the investigation does take a while, as we have to find out where he was and where he had been to create a proper timeline of events,” Farley said.
As of Friday, High’s autopsy results had not yet been completed, according to a spokesperson who answered the phone at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who added it could take up to 12 weeks.
There was a small workshop area in the shed, which also stored a snowblower and other typical household lawn and garden tools.
Police Chief Joseph O’Brion said earlier that his department is assisting in the investigation, trying to determine if any foul play or criminal activity may have been involved. O’Brion is waiting until the cause of the fire is determined, along with the autopsy results, which he said will help guide the police-involved portion of the investigation.
High was listed as a registered sex offender in Hillsborough County. High, formerly of Newbury, was convicted of aggravated felonious sexual assault in 1991, and attempted felonious sexual assault in 1978, according to his criminal record.
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