The Homicide Squad reports the details of a fatal house fire that occurred on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:09 p.m. in Centre Island.
According to detectives, Centre Island Police responded to a working house fire at 300 Centre Island Drive, a single family residence. The fire was extinguished with the assistance of Bayville, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, Glen Cove Volunteer Ambulance, Sea Cliff, Glenwood, Syosset and Nissequogue Fire Departments. Upon investigation the body of an unidentified person was found deceased within the residence. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Homicide Squad, Second Squad, Arson Bomb Squad, Fire Marshall and Centre Island Police are still at scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Details by: D/Lt Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd 11/21/18/1000/8812
The Homicide Squad has identified the above victim as James M. Coppola, 75, of Centre Island and Howard Beach.
Details by: D/Lt Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd 12/04/18/1430/8812
Jennifer Gross, 54, of 116 Lindell Boulevard, Long Beach has been arrested for the above crime. She has been charged with Murder 2nd Degree and Arson 2nd Degree. She will be arraigned on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
Details By: D/Sgt Hoeler/Homicide Squad 09/20/1130/8931