One dead in porta-potty fire in St. Augustine, St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says

Police believe the remains found in a burned port-a-potty in St. Augustine were a woman's, but they're not sure who they could be from.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — Update 9/28 4 p.m.: The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said the body found inside of a burned porta-potty belonged to a woman.

UPDATE: Deputies say the body found in the porta potty belongs to a woman. Neighbors described hearing an explosion at...

Posted by Brittney Donovan Action News Jax on Saturday, September 28, 2019

Original story: One person is dead after a porta-potty fire on Horseshoe Road S. in St. Augustine, the sheriff's office reports.

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Neighbors tell Action News Jax they heard an explosion around 7 a.m. and saw a fire.

The porta-potty was in front of a home under construction on Horseshoe Road.

Neighbors say it had been in front of the home for at least five months.

The home owner said no one was scheduled to work on the house today.

Action News Jax watched as the forensics team gathered evidence where the porta-potty once stood. It was burned to the ground, no longer recognizable.

Neighbors told Action News Jax they have no idea who was inside.

The medical examiner’s office and crime scene unit responded to the scene and the investigation is on-going. ​​​​​

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