On Friday, March 10, 2017 at 3:09 am, Mexico Department of Public Safety was called to 713 Lafayette regarding a residential fire. The first arriving officers found heavy smoke and fire in the front side of the house. The State Fire Marshall has been called in to assist in the investigation.

Mexico Public Safety is able to confirm that the early morning fire at 713 Lafayette Street, is a Mexico Housing Authority property. The resident, Alvin R Norman, age 72, and his dog were found dead in the home by firefighting personnel. The front bedroom suffered significant fire damage and the remainder of the home had serious heat and smoke damage.

The Missouri State Fire Marshall’s Office, the Audrain County Coroner, and the Mexico Public Safety Department are continuing to investigate what occurred but there is no evidence of a crime as of this time.