PORT RICHEY — Neighbors in the Shady Hills area said they didn’t even know someone lived down the small dirt path hidden by branches of century-old trees.
They only found out Sunday when fire burned a manufactured home there and the body of 52-year-old Christopher Paul was found inside.
Only a skeleton remained of the home on the 15000 block of Peace Boulevard remained Monday, a day after the fire. The surrounding area appeared mostly untouched by the flames.
The fire did not appear suspicious, authorities said. No cause of death has been released yet.
Pasco County Fire Rescue responded to a call about the fire at 9:50 p.m. Monday and found the home engulfed in flames.
Once it was safe to enter, they found Paul's body inside.
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