Pleasantville fire victim’s name released

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County officials have officially released the name of the man who died as the result of a June 13 arson fire./R.J. Liberatore Jr. County officials have officially released the name of the man who died as the result of a June 13 arson fire./R.J. Liberatore Jr.

PLEASANTVILLE – County officials have officially released the name of the man who died as the result of a June 13 arson fire.

The victim is Wilfredo Ortiz, 51, of Pleasantville, said acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

At 3:16 a.m. June 13, Pleasantville Police and Fire department personnel responded to 402 Dougthy Road for a 911 report of a structure fire, McClain said.

Emergency personnel extinguished the fire and discovered burned human remains inside the home.

Ironically, Ortiz was critically burned Saturday, March 15 in a house fire in Camden. Ortiz suffered burns over two-thirds of his body and was found badly burned in an upstairs bathroom by two neighbors who dragged him to safety.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Arson units, along with the

Pleasantville Police Department are investigating the Pleasantville fire and Ortiz’s death.

Anyone with information should contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666, or the Pleasantville Police Department at 609-641-6100.


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