Investigators Working to Identify Fire Victim

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Quitman, Miss. Investigators are still trying to identify a woman who was killed in a house fire early Friday in east Mississippi.

Clarke County Coroner Greg Fairchild tells The Associated Press on Saturday that authorities don't have a positive identification of the body found in the rubble.

It was Clarke County's third fire death in three weeks.

The home was owned by a 60-year-old woman. It was in the Matherville community in south Clarke County, near the Wayne County line.

Sheriff Todd Kemp says he didn't immediately know whether the home had smoke alarms. It was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 6:30 a.m. Friday. A neighbor reported the fire.

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