Elderly Woman Found Dead in House Fire

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — An autopsy has been planned after a 77-year-old woman was found dead in burning home in St. Louis.

Fire officials said the woman was found in a bathroom after the fire was reported early Sunday at her home. The victim’s identity was not released.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the victim was alone in the home and was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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