2nd set of human remains found in Ixonia shed fire identified

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Jefferson County officials have identified the second set of human remains recovered in a shed that burned on April 24th in Ixonia.

On August 18th, authorities reported the second set of remains belonged to 52-year-old Charles Lawrence, who lived at the home.

Another set of remains was identified on May 16th, as those of 61-year-old Brion Downie, who also lived at the home.

The fire happened inside a shed located on Northside Drive near County Highway P in Ixonia around 6:15 a.m. on April 24th.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, officials were called out for the report of a structure fire, and found a shed and residence on the property with working fires.

Human remains found in Ixonia shed fire courtesy: Sullivan Volunteer Fire Department

The human remains were discovered a day later.

Human remains found in Ixonia shed fire courtesy: Sullivan Volunteer Fire Department

The Ixonia Fire Department was assisted by 24 other units from various departments in and out of Jefferson County in fighting this fire.

The investigation is ongoing.

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