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Woman found dead in Kokomo apartment fire early Monday

Fire crews responded to the 2900 block of Heritage Drive in Kokomo shortly before 3 a.m. Monday.

KOKOMO, Ind. — A 69-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment fire in Kokomo early Monday morning.

The Kokomo Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Heritage Drive, near the intersection of North Washington Street and 300 North, shortly before 3 a.m.

The Howard County Coroner's Office was called to the scene around 3:15 a.m. A woman, identified as 69-year-old Glena A. Newton, was found dead, the coroner's office said.

Newton was a resident of the apartment complex.

No other injuries were reported from the fire.

Preliminary findings from an autopsy conducted Monday indicated that Newton died from thermal and inhalation injuries due to the fire, the coroner's office said. The final cause and manner or death are pending forensic toxicology and the ongoing fire investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kokomo Fire Department at 765-457-2636.

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