Investigators: New Jersey Doctor Dies In Fire He May Have Set

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey doctor may have set the fire in which he was found dead, investigators say.

Firefighters discovered 30-year-old Dr. Emmanuel Yacoub’s body at the scene of Wednesday afternoon’s blaze in Livingston.

Yacoub was a doctor at St. Barnabas Medical Center.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office says the cause and origin of the fire is under investigation. But the preliminary investigation indicates the doctor may have set it.

An autopsy is pending.

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