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.