Homicide investigation underway after body found in Michigan house fire 06/22/2022 2:12 pm PDT Comments File KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (TCD) -- A homicide investigation is underway after the body of a man was found inside a house fire. According to a news release from the township of Kalamazoo Police Department, on Saturday, June 18, shortly after 8 p.m., the township of Kalamazoo Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in the 1500 block of Shakespeare Avenue. Upon their arrival, fire personnel quickly extinguished the fire and reportedly found an unresponsive person, James Travis, inside. The 53-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. An autopsy performed by the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner’s Office reportedly ruled Travis’ death a homicide. According to WWMT-TV, the victim was described by family and friends as a father of two children who was soft-spoken, gentle, and hardworking. Police have asked for the public’s help with gathering any information related to the event. The investigation remains ongoing. MORE: News Release - Township of Kalamazoo Police DepartmentPolice identify body found after house fire, man's death ruled homicide - WWMT #Instagram #Michigan Related Stories 2 bodies found in California house that was allegedly intentionally set on fire Tenn. man arrested in Kentucky after his girlfriend’s body was found on Appalachian Trail Body of woman missing since December found in Connecticut River Authorities search for 3 men after body found in California desert 3 suspects in custody after allegedly fatally beating man and dumping body in Florida Delaware man charged with murder after man found fatally stabbed, covered in tarp Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.