Williamson County Fire Victim Identified

(MARION, IL) — We now know the name of the person who died in a house fire Thursday afternoon in Williamson County. Williamson County Coroner Michael “Junior” Burke says 78-year-old Harmon Paul Menkis was found dead inside his home following the fire that happened around 3:30 p.m. on Pennsylvania Road in Marion. An autopsy was performed Friday. The fire is currently under investigation by the coroner’s office along with the sheriff’s office and the Illinois State Fire Marshal.