September 4, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
UXBRIDGE – The remains of a second person were removed from the scene of a fire at 269 East Hartford Road late Tuesday afternoon, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
The remains are thought to be of a small girl and her mother, but identification has not been made. The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has accepted the case and will conduct autopsies and identify the bodies.
The three-alarm fire destroyed the wood-frame house that dated to the late 1700s. The building had been divided into five apartments with nine total tenants. Seven tenants were accounted for earlier today. A 45-year-old woman and her 6-year-old daughter were missing.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by State Police Detectives assigned to State Fire Marshal’s Office and the State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office. Uxbridge Police and Fire departments are assisting the investigation.