KTLA News 10:45 PM PDT, June 11, 2009
CAMARILLO -- Officials in Camarillo found a man's body inside a burning mobile home hours after an eviction notice sparked a standoff there.
Four deputies went to the home at the Lamplighter Mobile Home Park about 1:40 p.m. Thursday to serve an eviction notice and a restraining order to 52-year-old David Boggs.
He was a suspect in an elder abuse case involving his mother, who owned the home.
Authorities say Boggs barricaded himself and fired several gunshots after deputies knocked on the door.
Several minutes later white smoke started coming out of the vents, and within two hours flames engulfed the house and the roof collapsed.
A sheriff's SWAT team and negotiators tried persuade the man to surrender. And authorities sent automated phone warnings to neighbors advising them to stay indoors and away from windows.
Officials don't know how the fire started.
A man's body was found inside, but authorities did not immediately confirm how he died or whether it was Boggs.
Boggs' mother was not home at the time.
The park is located at Calle de La Rosa and Via Rosal, near Pleasant Valley Road and Highway 101.
Tags: eviction, notice, deadly, standoff, mobile home, man, found, dead
Location: Camarillo, California, United States (load item map)
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