Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatal Residential House Fire Investigation
Date of News Release: 09/04/2010
(Hazard, Ky.) -- On September 3, 2010 Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call of a residential fire in the Sassafras community of Knott County.
Emergency Personnel arrived at the scene to find the house completely engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished and the remains of 88 year old Sallie G. Williams were located in her bedroom. The body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. No foul play is suspected and the investigation is continuing by Det. Gary Sandlin and James Burnett.