The body, found in a bedroom, was discovered days after the house was engulfed by flames last Friday.
A second person was found dead at the scene of an accidental house fire in Renton, according to a news release Tuesday night from the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The body, found in a bedroom, was discovered days after the house was engulfed by flames last Friday. When firefighters originally responded to the home in the 16500 block of 146th Avenue Southeast, they found an unidentified body outside the home.
Investigators believe the two are brothers in their 60s, the release says.
The man found in the house appeared to have died in the fire; an autopsy report is pending by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. It’s unclear how the other man died, the release says, though he appeared to have been deceased for awhile, possibly months.
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According to the release, investigators learned that a 68-year-old man lived in the house, and his 65-year-old brother — believed to be the man found outside the home — had previously lived there before he “disappeared” in 2015. No missing-person report was filed, however, the news release says.
A neighbor initially reported the fire. It took firefighters over an hour to contain, and preliminary estimates put the damages to the home at around $550,000.