Woman found dead in Castaic mobile home fire identified by coroner

The woman found dead after she was pulled from a burning mobile home in Castaic on Wednesday has been identified as 63-year-old Jeanne Louise Miller, according to a corner’s office official.

An autopsy to determine her exact cause of death is pending, Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner told The Signal.

“Right now, they’re treating it as a possible accident due to fire,” Winter said regarding the woman’s cause of death. The coroner would eventually make the official determination on whether the death was an accident or if foul play is suspected.

Shortly before 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters were dispatched to the 30000 block of Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic to investigate reports of a mobile home on fire.

Firefighters found Miller inside the burning structure shortly after 3 p.m. and pronounced her dead at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, Winter said.

Within an hour of the woman’s death, arson investigators were called to the scene of the fatal fire inside the Hasley Canyon Mobile Estates.

At the time, investigators with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station labelled the fire a possible crime scene.

This post was last modified on January 4, 2018, 3:05 pm

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