Woman dead after weekend house fire in Lafayette

A woman is dead and a duplex destroyed after a fire tore through a home in Lafayette Saturday, according to Lafayette police.

Posted: Jun. 18, 2018 10:43 AM
Updated: Jun. 18, 2018 2:19 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A woman is dead and a duplex destroyed after a fire tore through a home in Lafayette Saturday, according to Lafayette police.

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LPD released information to News 18 Monday morning. Around 10:30 Saturday night, Lafayette fire and police responded to a home on fire in the 3100 block of Cedar Lane, which is near Tate and Lyle. 

According to LPD, 87-year-old Patricia Riehle died in the fire. Nobody else was in the unit during the time of the fire. The Lafayette Fire Department released a statement saying the location of where the fire originated has been determined to have been the rear bedroom where Patricia was located.

Police said an initial report found no suspicious evidence. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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