SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP, MI – At 8:32 a.m. on Sunday, November 13th, 2016, a passerby called the Mason/Oceana 911 Center reporting smoke coming from a residence in the 2000 block of N. Benson Road in Mason County’s Sheridan Township.
Fountain Area Fire was dispatched and immediately requested the assistance of Branch Township and Custer Township Fire Departments. Once the fire was knocked down firefighters located the body of the home owner, 46-year-old Samuel Donald Morse.
Mason County deputies and detectives along with the Michigan State Police Fire Marshall’s Division responded to the scene.
Samuel Morse was transported to Ludington Hospital/Spectrum Health by LIFE EMS and was turned over to the Mason County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The case remains under investigation at this time.
Mason County Victim’s Services Unit also responded to assist with the victims loved ones.