Lyerly: Veteran's remains recovered

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SALISBURY — At a press conference today, Brent Lyerly thanked firefighters for finding an urn lost in Friday’s blaze at Lyerly Funeral Home.
The urn held the remains of Korean War veteran Charles Benson.
Benson’s were the third person’s remains removed from Friday’s four-alarm fire on South Main Street Friday.
“Yesterday about 3 to 4 o’clock Rescue 1 team recovered the remains of Mr. Charlie Benson that we’ve been searching for, basically since the fire erupted on Friday,” Lyerly said. “And also crews worked diligently and tirelessly Saturday Sunday and Monday until they detected it and was able to recover it.”
Lyerly also said finding the urn had taken an emotional toll on him and that he was glad to bring closure to the families.
The press conference was held at Salisbury Fire Station No. 1.
Fire investigators determined Monday that the fire started in the furnace.
Check tomorrow’s Salisbury Post for more information.