Egremont Man Died From Self-Immolation
EGREMONT, Mass. — Officials have determined that an Egremont man died from intentionally setting himself on fire, according to a press release from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.
Brian Levy-Sadhana was found severely burned at the scene of a chicken coop fire on Wednesday morning. He later succumbed to his injuries.
The Fire Department responded to a call made by a passer-by about a chicken coop fire at about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday on Mount Washington Road.
The State Police Detective Unit attached to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office found no detectable evidence of foul play by third parties. A K9 unit alerted to numerous items near the chicken coop for ignitable liquid accelerant, which officials said confirmed the self-immolation conclusion.
Detectives were assisted in the investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office and Egremont Police Chief Jason LaForest.
"This is a terrible tragedy. Our office gives its heartfelt condolences to Mr. Levy-Sadhana's wife, daughter, grandson, and family," said DA Timothy Shugrue in a statement.