The coroner has identified an 83-year-old man who was found deceased and burned by Woodstock firefighters who were responding to a brush fire call in Bull Valley.
An autopsy was performed Monday on the victim, identified as Donald Metivier, 83, of Bull Valley, according to McHenry County Coroner Dr. Michael Rein.
The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 3 p.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Cold Springs Road in Bull Valley for a brush fire.
Bull Valley Chief of Police Tracy Dickens told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a resident, who lives in the 500 block, called 911.
The resident noticed smoke coming from the wooded area of her neighbor’s house to the south.
Firefighters arrived and discovered several small areas on fire, which appeared to be controlled burns.
Firefighters, upon further investigation, found Metivier deceased and partially burned by one of the fires, Dickens and Rein said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Bull Valley Police Department were called to the scene.
Metivier’s death appears to be accidental but is still under investigation, Dickens said.
A cause of death and toxicology results remain pending, Rein said Tuesday.
“There does not appear to be any threat to the community,” Dickens said.
The incident remains under investigation by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and Bull Valley Police Department.