Man found dead in Richmond home


RICHMOND, Calif, (KRON) –  The Contra Costa Sheriff’s office is investigating a suspicious death that occurred in a fire Tuesday morning. 

The victim in the fire has been identified by authorities as 23-year-old, Virillio Patino-Cruz of North Richmond. 

Patino-Cruz was found unresponsive in his home. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. His cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Authorities responded early Tuesday morning to a house fire in the 1800 block of Giaramita St., North Richmond. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or through Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441.

For any tips, email: or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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