Name of June 12 fire victim released

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By Allison Shepherd

Breaking New Update - Monday -June 17 at 12:00 p.m.

The name of the woman found deased in a house fire on S. Otter Creek Road in Buffalo on June 12 has been identified. According to Kentucky State Police spokesperson, Scotty Sharp, the victim has been identified as Chasidy R. Wolford, 30 of Buffalo. 

The fire is still under investigation according to KSP.



Update - Friday 2:37 p.m.

KSP has made official the deceased victim from Wednesday June 12 house fire is a female. KSP spokesperson Scotty Sharp stated the woman's body has been taken to the state medical examiners office in Louisville for an autopsy and positive identification due to the condition of the body, of which DNA will be used to identify the victim. The time needed to accurately identify the victim is unknown.

KSP has been back on the scene again today, doing further investigation on the cause of the fire and what lead to the victim death.

We will continue to update our readers as more information is released.



According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, Post 4 detectives responded to a residential house fire in LaRue County Wednesday evening. On June 12, 2019 at approximately 4:45 p.m. EDT, KSP received a call from the State Fire Marshal requesting assistance with a residential structure fire at 618 Otter Creek Road, in the Buffalo community of LaRue County. Preliminary investigation revealed that upon the fire departments arrival a deceased victim was located inside the residence. The victim was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy and positive identification. The origin of the fire and cause of death are still under investigation.

KSP was assisted at the scene by State Fire Marshall Deputy Mike Killebrew, Buffalo Fire Department and the LaRue County Coroner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing by KSP Detectives Michael Cook and Steve Lowery.

The LaRue County Herald News reporter, Ben Loyall was on the scene during the initial response to the fire at approximately 2 p.m, Wednesday afternoon. We will continue to keep our readers updated as more information is provided by KSP.