The name of the individual who died in a structure fire late last week has been released by Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton.
Deaton informed WEIS Radio News Tuesday morning, that the victim was identified as Billy Ray Brown, age 76 of Leesburg.
Shortly after 5:00 last Thursday morning (February 27th), units with the Centre, Sand Rock and Leesburg fire departments were all dispatched to a report of a structure fire on County Road 147, just off Highway 273. According to Dr. Deaton, his office is still awaiting autopsy results prior to issuing an official cause of death.
According to officials, the origin of the fire has yet to be determined.