Cause of death determined for house fire victim, identity still unknown
POSTED: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 3:06pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 5:25pm
Smith County, Texas (KETK) — Investigators with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office have discovered the cause of death for the victim found on Monday, May 5, 2014 after Lindale firefighters responded to a house fire in the 11000 block of County Road 495.
According the Medical Examiner’s report, the cause of death is smoke inhalation and thermal burns. At this time, the dental records of the victim have also been sent to the Medical Examiner’s office for comparison to make a positive identification of the victim.
The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.