Authorities identify body found in charred RV by San Antonio firefighters outside East Side home

Fire occurred Friday morning near East Houston Street, South WW White Road

Investigators at the scene of a fire on Friday, July 9, 2021, in the 200 block of Readwell Drive on the East Side. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters responding to a travel trailer fire on the East Side last week found the body of a man who was staying there. On Thursday, the medical examiner’s office identified the body as 60-year-old Paul Edward Rose.

The fire was reported at around 6:40 a.m. on July 9 at a property in the 200 block of Readwell Drive, not far from the intersection of East Houston Street and South WW White Road.

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SAFD Chief Charles Hood said when firefighters arrived, they saw an RV on fire in the backyard of a residence.

The fire was knocked down, and when the crew conducted a secondary search, they found Rose’s body. The RV was destroyed by the flames.

Arson and homicide investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. No other structures were damaged.

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