Shoreham homeowner feared dead after crews recover body from wreckage of fire

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SHOREHAM, Vt. – Investigators say a body was discovered inside a home in Shoreham, after crews put out a fire Monday morning.

The body is believed to be the homeowner, Howard Jerome, Sr., 85, police said. An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the identity and manner of death.

The fire on Elmendorf Road was reported around 8 a.m. Monday after a passer-by reported hearing a loud explosion and saw flames. Monday. Firefighters say the home had significant damage, but the fire may have started in the back of the home. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. If you have any information, call 802-878-7111.

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