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Autopsy says man found in burned Lodi home died of stabbing

What began as a fire at Lodi home on Sunday has turned into a homicide investigation.

Lodi police said that officers responded to a home in the 1500 block of Vine Street about 1:45 p.m. for the report of a fire. The blaze was too intense for officers to reach anyone inside the residence.

After firefighters quelled the flames, a dead man was found inside. An autopsy on Monday revealed that the man died from a stabbing.

Detectives are investigating the case and arson investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. The dead man’s name has not been released.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews