Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to release the following additional information regarding the structure fire at the Jakes Corner R.V. Park.

On June 25, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., the Tonto Basin Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at Jakes Corner R.V. Park located on State Route 188. Alexander Miles, age 75 was found deceased outside of the structure which was his residence.

Initial reports from witness were Mr. Miles was trying to use a garden hose to fight the flames when he disappeared from sight. As Tonto Basin Fire was fighting the flames, he was located close to the structure.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case with the assistance of Hells Gate Fire to try and determine the cause of the fire.

Further information will be released when available.   back...