POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters have found a fourth body in the burned out remains of motel on the New Jersey shore.
Authorities say all other occupants who had been missing have now been accounted for.
All four victims have been identified as adult males. But investigators say no positive identifications have been made.
Eight people were also injured in the fire early Friday morning that destroyed the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
One of the injured is a woman who was rescued by firefighters after she holed up in a shower to escape the smoke and flames.
Coronato says the search and recovery phase of the investigation will continue until officials are certain they’ve accounted for the approximately 40 people who were registered at the motel.