North Carolina sergeant presumed dead after Saturday morning house fire

North Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A sergeant with the Greenville Police Department is presumed dead after a house fire early Saturday morning.

According to a release from the police department, crews responded to a call at GPD Sergeant Tim “Mac” McInerney’s home on Fox Hollow Drive in Ayden for a fire.

They recovered a body inside the home. Responders presume it is McInerney’s body, although a medical examiner has not confirmed it.

The cause of death and cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The State Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation at Chief Holtzman’s request, with the assistance of the ATF and Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

An autopsy is scheduled for early next week.

You can stick with WNCT for updates.

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