Mercer Co. coroner identifies 4 victims from Friday fatal fire
Mercer County has confirmed the identity of four of the five people who died in a rural farmhouse fire in Delaware Township late Friday.
John Libonati said through forensics using medical, dental and x-rays, he has been able to confirm the identities of those killed in the fire, including:
- Elizabeth Seltzer, 33, and her three children
- Jordan, a 1-year-old male
- Ainsley, a 3-year-old female
- Paisley, a 6-year-old female
The coroner said that the missing child's body was located Tuesday morning at 9:55 a.m. the scene, with multiple fire departments and EMS units combing through the rubble. The body was identified as one of the Seltzer children.
Libonati said the remaining body is that of an adult male, and is waiting for medical records from out-of-state to complete the identification.
The cause of death will take about three weeks to determine.
A GoFundMe account has been set up by Rebekah Liese to pay for the funerals of her sister Liz Seltzer, and her three children Paisley, Ainsley, and Jordan.
The State Fire Marshal is still trying to determine the cause of the fire that destroyed the home.