815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503


Police Identify Body In House Fire


Huntsville, Alabama (March 17, 2006) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Major Crimes Unit have released the name of a man whose body was found burned in a house fire last month. Police spokesman Wendell Johnson says an autopsy report reveals 50-year-old Joseph Daniel Michael died as a result of smoke inhalation and burns. Michael is considered a transient. His body was found on February 27th inside a burning house at 2202 Seminole Drive. The investigation is ongoing.