Report released in Tuscaloosa fire death investigation - WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

Report released in Tuscaloosa fire death investigation

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TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL - A preliminary report shows a 28 year-old  woman whose body was found inside a burning home died from injuries sustained during a fire.

The fire happened March 2 at a home on Shaw Drive in Tuscaloosa County sometime between midnight at 6:00 a.m.

Lakendel Church’s body was discovered after her mother returned home from work.

Fire investigators say they believe the fire started on the stove and burned itself out, however there was smoke damage throughout the house.

Authorities are awaiting toxicology results for a final determination of Church’s cause of death.

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