Teen Killed In Fire Identified

WOODSFIELD — The teenager who died in a house fire in Woodsfield early Saturday has been identified as Joseph Cox.

Woodsfield fire Chief Mike Young said Cox, 16, was found dead inside the house at 529 Old Brick Road after firefighters were called to the residence about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

No one else was home at the time. Young said the fire started inside a bedroom in the southern side of the house. Most of the residence was heavily damaged, Young said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Ohio state fire marshal.

A cause and manner of death has not been released.

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