From staff reports
Butler state police have identified the man whose remains were discovered Monday after a fire had been extinguished at a garage in Parker in Allegheny Township, Butler County.
Police said the man was Mark Durnell, 48, of Parker.
Durnell left the residence and walked toward a detached garage, and the woman said she heard a single gunshot and then saw smoke coming from the garage, police said.
The blaze was successfully extinguished after firefighters were allowed to enter the scene, police said.
Durnell’s body was discovered in the fire rubble, along with pieces of a rifle, police said.