Woman killed in Glendora house fire identified

GLENDORA — Coroner’s officials Wednesday officially identified a woman found dead in her Glendora home after firefighters extinguished a house fire.
Joan Abrahamson, 79, died at the scene of the fire, which was first reported shortly after 11 p.m. June 13 at a house in the 900 block of East Cypres Street, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said.
An autopsy determined she died from thermal burns and ruled the death an accident, Winter said.
Investigators believed they knew Abrahamson’s identity since the fire, as she and her husband were believed to be the only two people inside. But the officials identification was delayed due to the condition of the body, which police and fire officials said was discovered in a living room toward the rear of the home.
The cause was initially believed to have been sparked by a cigarette, however an official cause was not available Wednesday evening.

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