Investigation continues into fatal fire

Thursday, December 27, 2007

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- An investigation continues into a fire that killed an eastern Missouri woman.

A juvenile has been arrested and two others have been questioned in the Saturday night fire that killed 72-year-old Thelma Nabors of Ste. Genevieve. She was found in her bedroom. A 13-year-old boy was also at the home but was unharmed.

The Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff's Department is not releasing any further information. The state Fire Marshal's office is also investigating.

Results from an autopsy aren't expected for several weeks.

Firefighters responding to the blaze found heavy damage and a smoldering fire in the living room.

They said someone had tried to put out the fire before they arrived.

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