Trotwood homicide investigation: Man found in house fire ID’d

A 26-year-old Trotwood man’s death is being investigated as a homicide after he was found in a house fire Sunday.

Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger identified the man as Jaykwan D. Hardy. His cause and manner of death have not been determined.

Trotwood police and fire crews responded to the 5300 block of Gardendale Avenue on a report of a fire Sunday afternoon. When they arrived they found a man and multiple dogs inside the house, according to police.

The man, later identified as Hardy, was pronounced dead at the the scene. The dogs survived, police said.

Police are investigating Hardy’s death as a homicide and the fire department is working with police on the investigation.

Trotwood police asked anyone with information to call detectives at 937-854-3988.

We are working to learn more and will update this story as details are available.

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