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Identity of Touchet Fire Victim Unknown

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Posted: September 28, 2007 5:40 p.m.

TOUCHET, Wash.--Walla Walla Sheriff Deputies say the unidentified man was found dead on the basement steps of this home at 486 Short Road. This after firefighters contained the fire.

Police say the home is a rental property. Right now, it's unknown if the victim is the actual renter. Police are waiting for answers.

"Their (fire investigators) gonna put their notes together and compare what they have, figure out what kind of evidence was left at the scene and give us a report of what they think caused the fire," says Captain Bill White, Walla Walla Co. Sheriff

White said the man had a girlfriend. She apparently was at the home the morning of the fire.

Investigators are pretty sure they know who the victim is, but they're waiting for dental records to be checked.

As of now, foul play is being ruled out.