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Medical Examiner: Body Found In Greenwich House Fire A Suicide

Hoarding house Greenwich

One person was killed and another was badly burned after an extreme hoarding house in Greenwich, Conn. went up in flames on Oct. 2, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

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GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The state medical examiner says a man whose body was found in a Greenwich house that was filled with hoarded items and intentionally set on fire fatally shot himself.

The body of 42-year-old Dean Verboven was found in his home following the fire on Tuesday. The medical examiner said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, The Greenwich Time reported.

Officials have not released the cause of the fire, which tore through the home cluttered with items, hindering response efforts. The blaze broke out just hours before state social workers were supposed to arrive, police said.

“The fire department has determined it was intentionally set,” Greenwich Police Lt. Craig Gray said earlier this week.

Verboven’s mother, 69-year-old Barbara Verboven, is being treated at Bridgeport Medical Center for severe burns.

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