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11:34 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Burned Body Found in Norman Home

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma medical examiner's office says a badly burned body has been discovered inside a Norman home ravaged by wildfires last week.

Spokeswoman Amy Elliott confirmed Monday that the body of an adult was found Saturday inside a home that was burned near 120th Street and Highway 9 in Cleveland County.

Elliott says her office has been unable to determine the age or gender of the victim and has requested dental records to confirm the person's identity.

A spokeswoman for the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office says the home where the body was discovered was inside an area that was evacuated after the wildfire erupted Friday afternoon. About 12.5 square miles were torched in the blaze that also destroyed at least 25 structures, including a handful of homes.