VACAVILLE — Authorities announced Friday that they have identified the man found dead July 9 in the debris of a rural Vacaville fire.
Robert Thomas III, 43, of Fairfield, is the victim of a suspected homicide, Solano County Sheriff’s Office officials said.
The fire happened at about 3:30 a.m. July 9 on the 6700 block of Pleasants Valley Road. It burned down a tractor shed and destroyed or damaged a number of plastic bins and storage pallets. Vacaville-area firefighters found the body of Thomas after they knocked down the fire.
It took days to identify Thomas. In the meantime, his death was ruled a homicide. Authorities have not released the cause of Thomas’ death.
Anyone with any information about the fire or about Thomas’ death is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau at 784-7050.
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