$100K Corvette Burns: Public’s Help Sought On Case PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 July 2017 13:41
Investigators at the Summerville Police Department need the public's help on a fire that destroyed a $100,000 Corvette last month.
A 2016 Sting Ray Corvette burned inside an outbuilding at 585 Sixth Street in Summerville. Somehow the vehicle burned inside the garage around 11 p.m. on June 8. 
The car belonged to resident James Crawford, according to a Summerville Police report. He also said other items were in the building.
The fire, which was ruled to be arson, has left questions. Investigators hope someone in the city has the answers.
"Because the fire was located in a residential area, many onlookers and concerned neighbors came to the scene to offer assistance and check on the well-being of the residents there," Police Detective Brian Ozment said.
The biggest mystery, so far, is who pried open the garage door, Summerville Fire Investigator Trey Skelton said. When emergency crews arrived, the door was already open.
"Investigators have not been able to determine positively if this door was forced open prior to the fire or if a concerned neighbor may have opened it to ensure no one was inside the prior to the fire department's arrival," Det. Ozment said.
Det. Skelton hopes that someone might know the answer and come forward. Anyone with information is urged to called 706-859-0912 or leave a private message on the City of Summerville Police Department's Facebook page.
"The door is the main question," Det. Skelton said.

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