Fatal fire investigation in Newton County, woman dead

Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings says they have notified the family but they have not released the name to the public.
IMAGE CHRIS ZUMWALT.
IMAGE CHRIS ZUMWALT.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — A woman is dead after a fire Wednesday evening west of Neosho on Heron Road.

Sheriff Chris Jennings tells KOAM the fire was reported about 6 p.m. when firefighters put out the fire they found the body of a woman in her 60’s.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal responded to assist with investigation of the fire along with the Neosho Fire District.

Authorities say they have notified the family but they have not released the name to the public.

Sheriff Jennings says they have scheduled an autopsy for early next week as part of the investigation.

This is a breaking news story. Stay with KOAM News Now as we continue to learn more.