Princeton fire being investigated as homicide

Person of interest in custody
Princeton fire being investigated as homicide

A house fire in Princeton Monday in which a person was found dead is being investigated as a homicide, police said Saturday afternoon.

In a news release, police said crews found a body in a house at 103 South Farmer St. during an investigation into the fire, which severely damaged the home. The Green Lake County Coroner’s Office has yet to name the person who died or the results of the autopsy, but officials are treating the death as a homicide based on preliminary findings from the autopsy, the release said.

A person of interest was taken into custody by agents from the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and other Florida authorities, the release said.

Crews from Princeton, Ripon, Markesan, Montello, Neshkoro and Fond du Lac County responded to the house fire around 12:50 a.m. Monday, officials said. First responders found flames coming from the home’s upstairs.

The fire was extinguished after about six hours, the release said.

Police said they do not believe the public is in any danger at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 920-294-4000.