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Police identify man found dead after suspicious Midwest City house fire

MIDWEST CITY — Police are calling the death of a man whose body was found after a house fire suspicious and are investigating the incident as a homicide.

Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter said Midwest City firefighters responded to a fire Wednesday night and found the man, identified as Gary Scheetz, 47. He said the Scheetz's cause of death is under investigation.

Fire Maj. David Richardson said firefighters were called about 8:40 p.m. to the house at 309 W Lilac Lane. He said light smoke was visible when firefighters arrived at the scene.

The blaze was confined to the living room, and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish it, Richardson said.

Tiffany Gibson

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