UPDATE: Body found inside Dayton garage that caught fire Monday morning

A body was discovered inside a garage Tuesday on North Horton Street in Dayton that was damaged by fire the day before. 

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Police were requested around 11 a.m. Tuesday to the house in the first block of North Horton Street after a neighbor found the body inside the garage, according to dispatch records. 

The day before, firefighters battled and extinguished a fire that broke out around 5:30 a.m. Monday. Initially, investigators said there were no injuries but that it appeared someone was living inside the garage. 

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Firefighters deferred all questions Tuesday to Dayton police and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, which will determine the person’s cause of death. 

Firefighters investigate a fire that broke out in a garage behind a home on North Horton Street in Dayton Monday. Police and fire crews responded to the scene Tuesday after a body was reportedly found inside the garage. (Marshall Gorby/Staff)


An investigation is underway in the area of East Third and South Horton streets.

According to our crew on scene, there are police and forensic services in the alley.

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The alley is also blocked at this time.

We are working to learn more and will update when information becomes available.

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