New Details Revealed in Pendleton Fatal Fire

New Details Revealed in Pendleton Fatal Fire

New developments in the fatal fire investigation in Pendleton.

Pendleton Police say their investigation revealed that the 18-year-old victim took his own life.

The victim, who we have chosen not to identify, was found engulfed in flames when police officers first arrived at the home on Southwest 19th Street Monday morning.

Police say the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death are graphic and tragic, so out of respect for the family, they will not be disclosed.

No drugs or alcohol use or abuse contributed to his death.

A firearm was recovered from the scene.