Victim tentatively identified as Larry James in Nokomis house fire

7:31 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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Nokomis, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has tentatively identified the victim in Tuesday's fatal fire.

Reports say the body belongs to the owner and only resident of the home on N. Kenwood Ave., 66-year-old Larry James. 

Photo Gallery: Fatal Nokomis house fire

The Medical Examiner is still trying to make a full positive identification, but officials say there is no reason to believe it is anyone other James.

According to the Fire Marshal's preliminary investigation, faulty wiring connected to a propane space heater may have been the cause of the fire.

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