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Washington County Fire and Death Investigation

Date of News Release: 04/21/2014

(Springfield, KY.) - Detectives from Post 15 are investigating a fire that occurred at 2421 Main Street in Willisburg on Sunday. Post 15 was notified by Washington County Dispatch of a body that was found in a structure following the fire. The body was identified as 87-year-old Anna Lou Barr who was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Coroner at 11:45 PM EDT.

Detective Jamie Richard and Arson Investigator Alex Wesley are investigating. An autopsy will be performed today to determine the cause of death. No foul play is suspected.

Investigators were assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Willisburg Fire Department and the Washington County Coroner's Office.