Sarah J. Gibbs, 34, a renter at 1031 E. Smith St., Warsaw, has been positively identified as the victim in Friday evenings house fire.
The Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office, with assistance of forensic dentist Dr. Craig Nelson, has identified Gibbs. The autopsy was performed today. (See UPDATE: House Fire On Smith Street and Fire Victim’s Identity Expected Next Week)
At approximately 11:14 p.m. Friday, Warsaw Wayne Fire Territory was alerted to the fire. Once firefighters were on scene, a preliminary search was conducted and a deceased female was found inside the residence.
Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office, along with Warsaw Police, Kosciusko County Crime Scene Investigators, Indiana State Fire Marshal Investigator and Kosciusko County FIre Investigation Team completed a preliminary investigation of the scene.
Gibbs was removed from the scene and transported to Northeast Indiana Forensic Center, Fort Wayne, where the autopsy was performed.
The investigation into the fire cause and origin continues.