Body of man suspected of elder abuse found in burned out mobile home

By Calvin Palmer

A man’s body was found inside a mobile home in Southern California after it was set on fire shortly after sheriff’s deputies tried to serve a restraining order and eviction notice.

The orders were being served on David Boggs, 51, suspected of elder abuse involving his mother who owned the home in Camarillo.

Sheriff’s Capt Ross Bonfiglio said deputies heard a volley of gunshots inside after they knocked on the door to serve the papers. The deputies took cover and called the SWAT team.

As the SWAT team was setting up around the home in the Lamplighter Mobile Home Park, smoke began rising from the home and a fire broke out.

After Ventura County firefighters put out the blaze, the body of a man, presumed to be Boggs, was found inside a bathroom clutching a rifle.

Coroner’s investigators have been called to determine the cause of death.

The mother was not at home when officers arrived and was safe in another location, Bonfiglio said.

[Based on a report by the Los Angeles Times and Associated Press.]

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