Police are investigating a home fire that claimed the life of a 12-year-old Andrews early Saturday morning, police said.
The boy was alone in the home when the fire started around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Cuthbertson said.
According to a police press release, firefighters responded to the mobile home at 10 James Drive in Andrews around 1:30 a.m. and discovered the boy.
The boy’s family said they recently moved to a new home and did not know why the boy was at that location, police said. The boy attended a birthday party Friday, but did not return home afterward and did not answer calls from his mother.
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Investigation showed the boy returned to the home on James Drive instead of his new home without his family’s knowledge, police said.
The incident remains under investigation.