Body found in Albany fire identified - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Body found in Albany fire identified

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A death investigation is underway, after the body of Cordale Brown was  discovered in an Albany fire early Saturday morning. 

Firefighters were called to a vacant apartment in the 1700 block of Clark Avenue at 4:20AM.They found the apartment in flames, and Brown's body in the home.  Investigators have not confirmed his age. An autopsy is being performed, and the fire is called "suspicious." The District Attorney says the case is being handled as a homicide until the autopsy results and the cause of the fire is determined.

Investigators say the fire originated in the front bedroom of the home, which was heavily damaged by flames. The body was found in the living room.

Albany Fire Department Investigator Sam Harris said "It appears that he was asleep.  The location of his body.  I don't know that he was asleep at the time.  That's for the Coroner and the Medical Examiner to determine."


Firefighters say this is a unit of the Albany Homes Apartments.  It had been red tagged, and was supposed to be vacant.  The apartment had no power.  



Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.            
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Making Marines: A full day at Parris Island

    Making Marines: A full day at Parris Island

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-03-30 11:57:58 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    WALB's Re-Essa Buckels got her first full day of Marine Recruit Depot bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina. Buckels was invited to attend Marine Corps Educator's Workshop to study how Marines are made. A Marine says "You have just taken the first step at becoming a member of the world's finest fighting force." Sixty educators, some from Jacksonville, some from Baton Rouge lined up on the legendary yellow footprints; the first place all recruits stop, be...

    More >>

    WALB's Re-Essa Buckels got her first full day of Marine Recruit Depot bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina to study how Marines are made. Sixty educators, some from Jacksonville, some from Baton Rouge, lined up on the legendary yellow footprints; the first place all recruits stop.

    More >>
  • Aspire focuses on emotional impact left by January storms

    Aspire focuses on emotional impact left by January storms

    Thursday, March 30 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-03-30 10:57:16 GMT
    Aspire wants South Georgians to know that they are here to offer assistance (Source:WALB)Aspire wants South Georgians to know that they are here to offer assistance (Source:WALB)

    Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability provided an on-site clinic inside the American Red Cross Shelter located inside the Albany Civic Center to help those experiencing mental health issues. The group wants residents know that they're still available to help those in need.

    More >>

    Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability provided an on-site clinic inside the American Red Cross Shelter located inside the Albany Civic Center to help those experiencing mental health issues. The group wants residents know that they're still available to help those in need.

    More >>
  • Rainfall Gauge

    Rainfall Gauge

    Today: 0.00'": Monthly Total 1.21"; Normal for the Month 5.22"; Yearly Total 13.03"; -/+ Year to Date -2.52".

    More >>

    Today: 0.00": Monthly Total 1.21"; Normal for the Month 5.22"; Yearly Total 13.03"; -/+ Year to Date -2.52".

    More >>
Powered by Frankly