One dies in early morning fire

Lawrence L. Flax, Jr.


The investigation continues into a fatal fire earlier this week in Macon.

Lawrence Flax Jr, 41, of Macon, died in the fire. Friday, Macon Police Chief Steve Olinger said the cause of the fire remains undetermined, but investigators do not suspect foul play.

An autopsy on the victim was performed Thursday; however, the results of that autopsy are not yet available. Olinger said it could be several weeks before any results are available.


UPDATE: The Macon Police Department reports an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday at Boone County Medical Examiner's Office for the victim of a structure fire which occurred Wednesday morning in Macon.

Lawrence L. Flax, Jr., 41, of Macon, was found deceased after fire personnel entered an apartment of a downtown building in the 100 block of North Rollins Street.

According to Chief Steve Olinger the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.


The investigation is continuing into a fatal fire in downtown Macon Wednesday morning.

Authorities say the Macon Police and Fire Departments were called to the 100 block of North Rollins just before 7 a.m.

The fire was in an upstairs apartment. When firemen entered the apartment, they found one person dead.

The Missouri State Fire Marshall's Office assisted in the investigation. The victim's name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

We will have further updates as they become available.