UPDATE: The identity of an elderly man found dead and severely burned during a Macon house fire Friday morning has been identified.

He is Willie Gross, 74, according to Deputy Bibb County Coroner Lonnie Miley.


Bibb County firefighters found a body in a home after battling a blaze Friday morning in the 1800 block of Winston Drive in Macon.

A neighbor called 911 at about 7 a.m. reporting the fire.

Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley said an elderly man was found dead in the home with severe burns.

By 8 a.m. the fire was out and Bibb County deputies were marking off the home with caution tape.

The identity of the man found in the home has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

A cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Check back with this story later for more details.