Body found after Guyra housefire

An investigation is underway after a body was found inside a house destroyed by fire north of Armidale.

Emergency services were called to the home on Falconer Street, Guyra, 35km north of Armidale, about 4pm yesterday (Friday 9 August 2019), and found the house well alight.

A body was found in a bedroom after the fire was extinguished by NSW Rural Fire Service.

A post mortem examination will be conducted this week to determine cause of death and establish formal identification; however, police are investigating if the body is that of the 60-year-old man who lived in the home.

Inquiries by officers from New England Police District continue, and the cause of the fire is still to be determined.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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