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ELYRIA -- Police are investigating an apartment fire they're calling suspicious near the 300 block of East River Street.

The Elyria Fire Department responded around 11:15 p.m. to the home, which is split into four separate units. Three currently have tenants.

One of the upstairs units was completely engulfed in flames.

After searching the residence, the fire department found a 62 year old male dead in the bathroom.

The Elyria Police department has ruled the origin of death to be "suspicious" and are continuing to investigate throughout the morning.

No other injuries are being reported at this time.

Neighbors in the community say the home was used to house individuals rehabbing and they considered it a dangerous home.

Stay with WKYC for the latest information as it becomes available.

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