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Remains positively IDed as Buck Webster

Remains found at the scene of a house fire on Dyers Creek Road in New Point on Aug. 14 have been positively identified as those of the 81-year-old homeowner, Edmond Byron “Buck” Webster II, according to a press release from Major J.T. Williams of the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office.

No foul play has been established, said Williams, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The fire occurred in the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 14, and was reported at 4:13 a.m. The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene at 4:25 a.m., and the building collapsed almost immediately. A shed, a car, a pickup truck, and two tractors were also burned in the fire, and it melted some of the siding on two additional structures.

Dogs-East, a search and rescue organization, assisted the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office in conducting a search of the scene and locating the body, which was sent to the state medical examiner’s office for positive ...

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