Below is an official statement from the St. Petersburg Police Department regarding their search for a person of interest involving a recent house fire.
St. Petersburg Police is assisting with the investigation of a house fire at 6562 Pasadena Avenue North, on October 11th, where a man was found deceased.
Detectives would like to speak to a man seen leaving the immediate area between 12:20 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.
He is of undetermined race, in his 20s or 30s, about 5’11” tall, with a thin to medium build, and last seen wearing a long-sleeved white hooded sweatshirt with “Billabong” written on the front and blue jeans. He is not considered a suspect but investigators would like to speak with him because he may have information that could assist with the investigation.
Early on the morning of October 11th, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue responded to the house fire and found it had heavy fire from all sides. The fire was extinguished without incident. Due to extensive damage and structural instability, firefighters were unable to complete a detailed search of the home until daylight. Firefighters located a deceased victim during the detailed search of the structure.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
If anyone has information, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Dept. 727-893-7780 or text SPPD + your tip to TIP411. The Police report number is 2023-037996
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