Death of man found in torched van ruled accidental

Associated Press

Madison Heights — The death of a man whose body was found in a van that caught fire has been ruled accidental.

Oakland County Deputy Medical Examiner Bernardino Pacris has found Scott Keisling, 48, died of smoke inhalation and acute alcohol intoxication in the March 6 fire in Madison Heights.

The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak reports Madison Heights police said Tuesday surveillance video showed Keisling got into a transport company’s van about two hours before the fire was reported. Police Chief Corey Haines says the van was unlocked outside the business.

Haines says the Madison Heights Fire Department hasn’t been able to determine what started the fire. He says “we are confident that it wasn’t caused by any other means than an accident.”

Police said Keisling had no connection to the company.