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Son of Detroit-area police chief found dead in vacant home

November 16, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — The body of the 55-year-old son of a suburban Detroit police chief has been found in a burned-out Detroit house.

Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says, “Sadly, it’s true.” He confirmed the discovery of Michael Dwyer’s body to radio station WWJ .

The fire occurred on Oct. 26 in a vacant house, but the body wasn’t discovered until Wednesday. Southfield police were following up on a missing person’s report.

Detroit fire Commissioner Eric Jones says the house was too dangerous to search immediately after the fire was extinguished. He called it a “firefighter safety issue.”

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts says Dwyer and his wife are devastated. The case is under investigation.

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Information from: WWJ-AM, http://www.wwj.com

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