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UPDATE: Body Found in Aftermath of Central Point Penninger Fire

Detectives are looking for tips from anyone with information regarding the fire on Tuesday that spread south and east from the Bear Creek Greenway near Family Fun Center in Central Point.

Posted: Thu Jul 19 23:26:25 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Jul 19 23:26:25 PDT 2018

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on video. ma balkenbush has been covering this story since we brought it to you as breaking news at 4. she's live near where the body was found and tells us what we know so far. [a18]body found in penninger-stinger right now i'm here on road in central point. i'm just feet away from where that fire burned. and just a few hundred feet over my shoulder is where authorities found that man's body. the jackson county sheriff's office and members of fire district 3 were doing a helicopter flyover earlier today. they were assessing damage from the fire and trying to figure out what needs to be done to stop these fires from continuing. they say that's when they saw the man's body. if you take a look at your screen right now you can see some video i shot earlier when i was out here. you can see that caution tape through the trees. the sheriff's office says the man's body was found near a suspected transient camp. we're told this area is private property. this is just one of the areas the penninger fire swept through on tuesday causing level3 evacuations. the sheriff's office is working to identify the man. an autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause and manner death. anyone with information about this should give them a call. [a20]body found in penninger-live tag investigator are also encouraging anyone with information about the fire to contact them. they say any piece of information helps, no matter how small. you can find the number to the tip line on our website. reporting live in central point, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12. as we've told you previously on newswatch
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