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Police release name of man found dead in Auburn fire

Auburn police has released the name of a man found deceased by firefighters who were responding to a house fire last week.

David McKeon, 69, was found inside his home at 22 Kearney Ave. around 7:24 a.m. on Friday, January 28, according to The Citizen. The Auburn Police Department were waiting to release his name until all families members had been notified of his death.

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There is an on-going investigation into the cause of the fire, which was contained to a bedroom and took about 10 minutes for the Auburn Fire Department to extinguish.

McKeon’s family was prominent in county politics. He was one of six children born to the late Ann and William McKeon. William was the longtime chair of the Cayuga County Democratic Committee and headed the New York State Democratic Committee from 1962 to 1965.

David McKeon’s brother retired from his position as an Auburn City Court judge in 2018 after 20 years on the bench.


Auburn Police Department is asking anyone with knowledge about the fire or witnessed it to contact Detective James Frost at (315) 255-4702 or by email at [email protected] They can also contact the APD’s main line at (315) 253-3231.



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