At approximately 2:17 p.m. on October 31, the Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to the 3200 block of Monsoon Lane to a residential structure fire.
The first arriving unit observed smoke coming from inside the windows. Once inside, firefighters located a deceased male. The male was identified as Hoyt Hayes, 68, of Columbia. Next of kin has been notified.
Based upon a preliminary investigation, a detective with the Columbia Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to assist the Fire Marshal. Further investigation determined no foul play was suspected.
There is no further information to release at this time due to the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.
Case Number 2020-010444