Coroner says man found in Covington fire stabbed himself

Coroner says man found in Covington fire stabbed himself
One person was killed when a home caught fire in the 78000 block of Highway 437 in Covington Monday morning (March 23). (Photo courtesy of the Louisiana State Fire Marshall)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man found dead in a North Shore fire has been identified by the coroner’s office.

Mark Ingram, Sr., 53, was killed Monday around 11 a.m. in the 78000 block of Highway 437, officials said. The coroner’s office later ruled the cause of death smoke inhalation and a self-inflicted stab wound.

The fire is under investigation by St. Tammany Parish Fire District 6, the Louisiana Fire Marshal, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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