Saturday, October 21, 2017

House fire claims Vienna woman’s life

305-s-5th-fireFuneral services for a 52 year-old Vienna resident found dead in her burned home Sunday evening are incomplete at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, as of press time Tuesday evening.

Cora Faye Roe died Sunday evening at her home located at 305 S. 5th Street. Her body was reportedly “burned beyond recognition.”

Johnson County Coroner David Rockwell, who pronounced her dead at the scene, has requested a dental comparison to confirm the identity of the body found.

The Vienna Fire Department was called to the S. 5th Street location at around 7:45 p.m. Sunday to find the home partially involved with flames.

“Most of the flames were around the bedroom that she was found in when we arrived,” Vienna Fire Chief Aaron Goldstein said Monday morning.

The state fire marshal arrived early Monday morning to investigate the cause of the fire.

Goldstein said the cause is undetermined and remains under investigation at this time. Firefighters were on the scene for nearly six hours.

It has been reported to the TIMES by neighbors that Cora Roe had mobility issues due to a stroke. It was also reported rescue attempts were made by neighbors and Roe’s husband.

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