Remains Found in Old Farmington High School Identified

Remains Found in Old Farmington High School Identified

Emmanuel Cervantes of West Lafayette, IN was found inside the building two weeks after the fire.

Coroner Identifies Body Found in Burned Out Old High School

Emmanuel Cervantes (Farmington, IL Police)
Emmanuel Cervantes (Farmington, IL Police)

    Farmington Police have released the identity of the remains found in the burned out remains of the old Farmington High School at the end of May.
   His name is Emmanuel Cervantes of West Lafayette, Indiana. He was a photographer, videographer and blogger, who  had been reported last month.
   Police say he was last seen May 14th walking away from Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, where he was working as a vendor. The fire happened the next morning just before 5:30. Police say the owner of the Old School Center noticed a foul odor coming from the third floor May 29th and called authorities. That's when they noticed the remains of a human body.
  The Fulton County Coroner says Cervantes died from smoke and soot inhalation and that there was no evidence of a gunshot or stab wound or any fractures.
   Investigators are still working to determine what caused that fire.  
   WMBD 31 is following the story and will have other details coming up tonight. 

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