Cause of death announced for burned body from CR 495

Published on Friday, 9 May 2014 15:19 - Written by

Investigators with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office have discovered the cause of death for the victim found on Monday, after Lindale firefighters responded to a house fire in the 11000 block of County Road 495. 

According the Medical Examiner’s report, the cause of death is smoke inhalation and thermal burns. At this time, the dental records of the victim have also been sent to the Medical Examiner’s office for comparison to make a positive identification of the victim.