Body found at site of fire at Animal Kingdom Zoo

Chopper 6 HD was over the fire at a home on the Animal Kingdom property in Springfield, N.J. on April 11, 2011.

April 12, 2011 9:16:40 AM PDT
Authorities say they have recovered a body at the site of a house fire on the property of the Animal Kingdom Zoo in Burlington County, New Jersey. The body was found around 8:00 p.m. Monday, some 12 hours after the fire.

Family members have told investigators it is the body of the zoo's owner, Bridget Sipp.

However, the medical examiner is still working to make an official confirmation on the identity.

The fire happened around 8:15 Monday morning on the 1800 block of Jacksonville-Jobstown Road in Springfield Township.

Neighbors reported hearing an explosion before the fire. The house has collapsed and is a total loss.


Online: Animal Kingdom Zoo