Coroner Releases ID of Victim in Laurens Co. Fire - WSPA.com

Coroner Releases ID of Victim in Laurens Co. Fire

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LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. -

According to the Laurens County Fire Department, the coroner was called to 9475 Highway 101 in Gray Court after fire crews had responded to a mobile home fire at that location. 

The call came in at 7:44 p.m. for a structure fire on Highway 101. Crews from different departments responded. 

Gray Court Fire Department, Green Pond Fire Department, and Hickory Tavern Fire Department all responded to the scene. 

Judy Stiles with the Laurens County Sheriff's Office says that arson investigators were called to the scene. SLED was also called to investigate.  

Coroner Nick Nichols released the identity of the victim of the fire. The victim was Willie Ree Booker, 78.

An autopsy shows the cause of death is smoke inhalation.

The coroner tells 7 On Your Side Booker's body was found in a bedroom and the body was not badly burned.

According to friends and family, Booker lived with her daughter and she never smoked.

Stiles says the fire is considered suspicious. Both Laurens County deputies and SLED agents are investigating.

A deputy with the Laurens County Sheriff's Office was involved in a single vehicle accident responding to the scene. Read more here: Sheriff Deputy Involved in Wreck Responding to House Fire

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