MCSO Investigating: Body found after fire



The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a person after a fire occurred at a residence in Mesa, Colorado. 

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, at approximately 7 p.m., the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center received a report of a fire at a residence near Highway 65 and the De Beque Cutoff (45 ½ Road). 

The small residence, described as an RV with additions, was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived. Multiple agencies responded, including the Plateau Valley Fire District, De Beque Fire Protection District, Collbran Marshal’s Office, De Beque Marshal’s Office, and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

After the fire was extinguished, a body was found inside the structure. One other occupant believed to be inside at the time of the fire was found safe. The residential structure is a complete loss. 

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the person’s death. The Grand Junction Fire Department is assisting with the investigation by determining the cause and origin of the fire. 

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office is responsible for determining the person’s cause and manner of death as well as releasing the person’s identity once it is determined and next of kin is notified.

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 12:15pm

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