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WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a 26-year-old man has been found in the charred remains of a house in the southwestern Illinois village of Washington Park.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that St. Clair County deputy coroner Dean Darnall says Arnold Lark was pronounced dead about 5 a.m. Monday.

Illinois state fire marshals are investigating the fire's cause.

Lark's funeral arrangements are pending.

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Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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