Deferiet fire victim identified

WATERTOWN, NY —   The victim of yesterday’s fatal garage fire in Deferiet has been identified as Sean J. Brown, age 53, of 88 Riverside Drive, Deferiet.

The cause of Mr. Brown’s death was determined to be asphyxiation due to products of combustion.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and further details will be released when available.

Detective Ben Timerman
Public Information Officer
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office