- Associated Press - Saturday, May 13, 2017

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Washington officials say a woman has died after her house caught on fire.

The Tri-City Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2pw1HuD ) 74-year-old Martha Turner died Friday after suffering extensive burns from the fire at her Richland home days before.

Turner had lived at the home since 1968.

Richland Fire Department Chief Tom Huntington says the investigation on the Monday house fire is ongoing, but does not think it appears to be suspicious.

According to the report, Turner had been allegedly assaulted at her home last December by a family friend. The man involved had been charged with second-degree assault but he was later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The prosecutor’s office is looking into how the victim’s death will affected the case.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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