GRAND FORKS POLICE FIND DECEASED MALE WHILE PERFORMING WELFARE CHECK

UPDATE 4/16/20 11:15 a.m.

This fire occurred at 2461 Estabrook Dr in Grand Forks. The victim has been identified as the resident of the trailer, Charles Currier, 63.

The fire was isolated to one section of the interior of the trailer and likely occurred sometime over the past few days. It was not noticed by anyone in the area and was only discovered by officers who responded to a requested welfare check called in by a neighbor who had not seen the victim in several days.

The cause of the fire and Currier’s death are under investigation by the Grand Forks Police Department, Grand Forks Fire Department and North Dakota Fire Marshal’s Office. No indications of foul play have been identified at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Grand Forks Police Department by one of the following methods:

Call:                       701-787-8000
Online:                 Submit a tip via the GFPD’s Facebook or website
App:                     Submit a tip via the Tip411 app

 ORIGINAL RELEASE

Officers from the Grand Forks Police Department were requested to do a welfare check on a male that had not been observed in some time.

A deceased male was found in the home at 2461 Estabrook.  There was obvious fire damage to the interior of the home.

The criminal investigations bureau from GFPD, the investigators from the Grand Forks Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s office is conducting an investigation.

As this is an ongoing investigation no other details will be released at this time.