- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Newly released autopsy reports show that the five people found dead in a Bartlesville house fire died from smoke and soot inhalation.

But the reports released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office do not classify the deaths as accidental because authorities haven’t determined the cause of the January blaze.

The Jan. 4 house fire killed 19-year-old Kevin Lomax, 18-year-old Destiny Daughtery, 38-year-old Jeremy Blair, 21-year-old Shelby Sanders and 17-year-old Chase Wright. According to the Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/1fU5Eip ), the autopsy found that Daugherty had injuries on her right arm and hand - prompting speculation that she may have hurt herself while trying to break out a window.

All five were found in bedrooms of the home.

Authorities say they haven’t yet excluded arson as a possible cause of the fire.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com



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