Fire victim identified

SALEM – The victim in a fatal garage fire on Country Club Lane Thursday afternoon has been identified as Anthony Thomas DeCrow Jr., 63.

According to our broadcast partner, WKBN Channel 27, Deputy Mahoning County Coroner Dr. Joseph Ohr said autopsy results are pending, but there was no evidence of trauma found on DeCrow’s body. Toxicology results also are pending. Ohr said DeCrow was positively identified through dental records.

Officials continue to investigate the cause the fire at 14810 Country Club Lane just west of Salem. The body was discovered in a burned-out vehicle that was inside the garage at the time of the fire. Damascus and Salem fire departments responded to the home shortly before 3 p.m. where the garage was engulfed in flames.