Human remains were found during an extensive search of a fire-struck home in Lea.
The discovery came approximately 48 hours after a raging blaze at the large detached property in the sleepy village near Malmesbury on Sunday 22 January – which saw part of the roof collapse.
At the height of the incident, at least eight fire engines were in attendance alongside other fire service resources and multiple local police units.
Detectives and specialist crime scene investigators worked at the house in Little Badminton Lane for several days after the flames were extinguished.
At the time, Wiltshire Police said the occupant of the property was missing and searches were underway to locate them at the scene.
In a statement, a force spokesperson wrote: “Efforts are ongoing to establish the welfare of the believed occupant of the property.”
Wiltshire 999s can now reveal that human remains were located during an extensive and lengthy search by numerous specially-trained emergency services personnel.
It’s understood Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner’s Service is working to identify the deceased.
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