(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- The body count is now up to four.
Investigators are working to determine if any criminal activity is involved, after four bodies were found in a burned out boarded up building on Academy Street in Poughkeepsie. City of Poughkeepsie Firefighters were called out early this morning to a blaze at 61 Academy Street. Responding firefighters reported heavy fire when they arrived around 1:45am. They were on the scene for several hours fighting the fire.
After daylight, two bodies were found during a search of the scene. Then this afternoon, two more bodies were found. The search of the fire damaged building continues. Police, firefighters and the District Attorney’s office are investigating.