A death investigation is underway after a body was discovered inside a home at 190 Hilltop Crescent in unincorporated Walnut Creek on Friday.
The following information is from the Contra Costa Office of the Sheriff:
The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District are jointly investigating a death that occurred in unincorporated Walnut Creek on Friday at about 9:38 PM.
Both agencies responded to a report of a house fire at 190 Hilltop Crest. The first Deputy Sheriff on scene attempted to locate a resident who may have been trapped in the home but could not because of extensive smoke and flames. The Fire Department extinguished the blaze and located a body in the residence.
The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
He was later identified as 62 year old Charles MacDonald. An autopsy will take place on Monday.
Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call the Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division at 925-313-2600.