Fatal Oaktown Fire

Posted on November 12th, 2017

An Oaktown woman’s body was found inside a burning home Sunday morning.

Knox County Coroner Brian Hagan says 70-year old Jeanette Rickard was found deceased inside the home at 308 Raymond Street in Oaktown.

State Police say the fire was reported around 8:20am and preliminary investigation indicates the fire originated from the living room where Rickard’s body was found.

An autopsy performed Sunday revealed that Rickard died of smoke inhalation. Her death has been ruled as accidental.


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