No foul play found in fire-related death

Published: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 - 8:42 am

A preliminary investigation failed to find anything criminal in the death of a woman whose body was found Thursday in a burned south Sacramento County duplex.

Pending a coroner's autopsy and a Fire Department investigation, there was no "criminality" involved, said Sgt. Jason Ramos, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters were called to the duplex in the 5400 block of Sky Parkway about 2 p.m. Thursday.

A witness reported that flames were coming from one unit in the duplex.

When crews arrived they found one bedroom well-involved in fire. Firefighters attacked the blaze and extinguished the fire.

Once inside the bedroom, they found the dead woman. She has not been identified.

The Sheriff's Department sent a homicide detective and crime scene investigators to the fire as a precaution. They surveyed the scene with fire investigators.

It appears, pending any coroner or Fire Department findings, that the fire was accidental, Ramos said.

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