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Victim of Fatal Fire ID'd as 91-Year-Old, Police Searching for Kin

Police have identified the victim in the March 2 inferno on Knotty Oak Road.

Coventry Police have identified the victim of a fatal house fire at Knotty Oak Road on March 2 as Thomas Castellucci, 91.

Police said they responded to the scene at about 7:23 p.m. and found the house fully engulfed. They tried to approach the house to see if anyone was inside but they were "driven back by intense flames and heat," police said in a release.

After firefighters were able to knock down the fire, they found a man's body in the rear of the house.

Coventry Police are now looking for any next of kin. Anyone with information is asked to contact Coventry Police at 401-826-1100
Kristin March 07, 2014 at 06:49 AM
As a Coventry resident and a person who lives on Knotty Oak. I am SHOCKED that it took this long for everybody to figure out who lived in this house. I've lived here for 9 years and knew exactly who lived there because of his past history. All you had to do was google his address!!!
michele be March 07, 2014 at 07:33 AM
We have not been notified in a while of local sex offenders!
L O L March 07, 2014 at 01:08 PM
I withdraw my former comment.
LongGoneAndHappy March 07, 2014 at 07:42 PM
A conundrum. An elderly man dies in a horrific fire. According to all published reports, the same man was convicted of a heinous act. Do I feel sorry for the death, or celebrate the demise of a horrible human being? I need a snack.
Leave RI March 07, 2014 at 10:55 PM
I celebrated with popcorn.

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