No official word on identity of victims of Perry Township fire

By J Swygart -

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Officials didn’t release the names of a woman and her daughter who died in an early-morning fire Thursday at 4601 McPheron Road, Lima.

Brian Bohnart, public information officer for the Ohio Fire Marshal’s office, confirmed the deaths late Thursday afternoon but on Friday said his office has not yet been made aware of the names of the victims.

For a second consecutive day, Allen County Coroner Dr. John Meyer did not return phone calls placed to his office by The Lima News. Perry Township Fire Chief Justin Roberts in an email Friday said his department had “no intentions on releasing names of victims as they have not been identified by the coroner’s office.”

By J Swygart

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