Autopsy to determine how man found in burned home died

Cause of fire on Melbury Forest also still unknown

The cause of death for a man whose body was pulled from his burned home in northeast Bexar County Sunday will be determined by an autopsy, according to investigators with the Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office.

Fire officials at the scene in the 7900 block of Melbury Forest on Sunday morning initially said the man may have died of smoke inhalation.

However, chief investigator Chris Lopez said the manner and cause of death still are not known.

Firefighters were called to the home after 2:30 a.m. Sunday. It wasn't until after they knocked down the flames that they found the body inside one of the rooms.

As of late Monday morning, the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office also was withholding the victim's identity, pending notification of next of kin.

Neighbors said they're not sure whether the man who lived in the home has any relatives.

They described him as a bit of a loner who usually ventured outside only to go to the store or swim laps in his backyard pool.

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