Coroner identifies man killed in Pickerington house fire


PICKERINGTON -- The Fairfield County Coroner identified the man killed in a house fire in Pickerington on April 8.

The man was identified as 60-year-old John Peter Letourneau.

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office and State Fire Marshal are seeking tips from the public after Letourneau died in the Fairfield County house fire.

A passerby reported the fire just before 5 a.m. in the 6200 block of Blacklick Eastern Road.

The Fire Chief with Violet Township said one man out of the three people that lived in the house didn't make it.

Investigators believe the suspect from a nearby burglary may have information relating to the fire. A warrant for 21-year-old Raeqwan Hancock has been issued regarding an April 6 burglary on Toll Gate Road in Violet Township.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal's tip line at 800-589-2728 or Fairfield County Sheriff's Office at 740-652-7911.

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