Jamaica News, St Catherine: The Riverdale police in St Catherine, have now commenced an investigation into a fire of unknown origin, which claimed the life of an elderly man in the community, on Saturday, January 19.
The victim has been identified as 71-year-old Clarkson Walsh of Riverdale district.
Reports by the police are that about 12:15 p.m., on Saturday, residents living in the community saw fire coming from the six apartment board and concrete dwelling house, and raised an alarm.
The police and Fire Department were alerted, and upon the arrival of the firemen, the blaze which had already partially destroyed the entire house was put out.
The body of the senior citizen was later found beneath the rubble.
The police, on the other hand, have indicated that foul play has not been ruled out as a motive for the fire.