Update: Death & Fire Investigation in Columbia, KY
Date of News Release: 04/04/2016
(Columbia, KY.) - The female victim located at 496 Watson Street has been identified as 41 year old, Sharon Austin of Columbia. The death and fire are still under investigation.
Original News Release Below:
Death & Fire Investigation in Columbia, KY
Date of News Release: 04/03/2016
(Columbia, KY.) - On Sunday April 3, 2016 at approximately 1200 CST, Post 15 Columbia was contacted in reference to a body that had been located in the ruins of a town house located at 496 Watson Road, Columbia. Units from the Adair County & Columbia Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire on April 2, 2016, at the above address. It wasn't until approximately 1200 hours CST on April 3, 2016, the owner of that residence went back into the burnt structure and located the body. The body was sent for autopsy and identification by the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is ongoing by detectives from Post 15. Post 15 units were assisted at the scene by Adair County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department, Adair County Coroner's Office and Adair County & Columbia Fire Department.