MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department is working with the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshall’s Office to determine the cause of a Nov. 17 house fire in which authorities found human remains.

Police identified the victim as Patrick William Hartsock, 23, of Matthews.

Police responded to the fire at 1:10 a.m. on the 800 block of East Charles Street at the request of Matthews Fire and EMS. Firefighters from Matthews Fire/EMS and the Idlewild Fire Department extinguished the fire.

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