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More details emerge after fatal house fire in Saltash

More details emerge after fatal house fire in Saltash

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:00pm 31st December 2018. (Updated at 7:58am 1st January 2019)

Police have released more details after a young woman died following a house fire in Saltash.

Fire officers and police were called to a fire at property on Culver Road on Sunday afternoon.

The body of a woman in her 20's was found inside the property.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but her family has been told.

Investigators say they think she probably died of smoke inhalation - and nothing suspicious has been found in the investigation.

But her death is still being treated "unexplained" and police are waiting for toxicology results.

"Scenes of crime officers have been carrying out their investigation at the address in Culver Road since the discovery of a body following a fire at the property on Sunday.

"Initial forensics and crime scene investigations have now taken place as well as an initial post-mortem on the deceased.

"On the back of this, it is our current belief that the woman died of smoke inhalation.

"The investigation has not identified anything suspicious.

"The death remains unexplained and we await further results in due course from toxicology.

"This house will now be secured and the police cordon removed.

"The formal identification process is yet to have taken place and enquiries continue into this matter."

Detective Inspector Glenn Willcocks

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting log 409 for 30th December.

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