Updated: Foul play not suspected after man found dead in Mashpee

David Curran/Satellite News Service/CWN (used with permission)

MASHPEE – An investigation was under way after a person was found dead in Mashpee. Firefighters responding to a report of a small brush fire made the discovery on Hooppole Road late Monday morning. Mashpee Police detectives along with Mass State Police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office were at the scene investigating.

From Cape & Islands D.A.’s office: At about 11:45 AM, Mashpee Police and Fire received a 911 call from neighbors of a fire outside of 274 Hooppole Rd in Mashpee.

Preliminarily, investigators believe that the fire was started by open burning. Upon arrival, they found Roger Collin, 86, had been badly burned. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No foul play is suspected.

Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Cape and Islands DA’s Office, Mass State Fire Marshal’s Office, Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services, and Mashpee Police and Fire responded and participated in the investigation.

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