UPDATE: Woman Killed in Rockford Apartment Fire on Gramercy Court


UPDATE: The Winnebago County Coroner is still trying to figure out what killed a woman found dead in an apartment fire Thursday night.

An autopsy shows 58-year-old Jill Dupree had soot in her lungs and burns on her body, however her cause of death is unknown. Firefighter found her dead last night inside her apartment in the 400 block of Gramercy Court.

The fire is still under investigation and it caused $18,000 in damage.


UPDATE: The Winnebago County Coroner's Office says a 58-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in an apartment fire in Rockford.

The coroner's offices says the victim was burnt beyond recognition and an autopsy is pending.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest Friday on 23 News This Morning.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford woman is dead after an apartment fire on Rockford's east side.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the fire at the Mulford Park Apartments, that's off of Mulford just north of East State.

The fire happened just after 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Neighbors next door called 911. Fire investigators say it was a small fire contained in the living room and that's where firefighters found the woman dead in a chair inside apartment six.

Neighbors who knew the victim say it's a tragedy. The victim's next-door neighbor was in tears and didn't want to go on camera, but apparently she helped take care of the woman who passed away.

The victim's identity has not been released. Investigators say the cause of the fire appears to be accidental but it's too early to tell how it started.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest Friday on 23 News This Morning.



ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Fire investigators say a woman is dead after a house fire in the 400 block of Gramercy Court in Rockford tonight.

We'll have a live report at 10 p.m.


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