Police investigate death of man found in Bolton Hill

December 14, 2009

Police are investigating the death of a cancer patient who was found dead early Saturday in a Bolton Hill dwelling, said Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright. The man's name was being withheld pending notification of relatives, and the cause of death had not yet been determined. Firefighters responding to a private fire alarm system at a house in the 1700 block of Eutaw Place about 5:40 a.m. found a hot interior and a sprinkler system that had been activated after all four burners of a stove and the oven were turned on. Cartwright said the combination of the heat and water created steam that burned the face of the man, who used a wheelchair. The burns were minor and did not cause the man's death, he said, and the state medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy.

- Richard Irwin

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