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.
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.
The owner of the home under construction tells me he got a call from neighbors saying there was an explosion at the property. He got here and found out it was the portable potty. He says no one was scheduled to work at the home today @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/HKPg3lgCJi— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) September 28, 2019
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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