Family looks for answers

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Plympton-Wyoming Fire Chief Erik Campbell heads into a home Dec. 29 where a 74 year-old woman died Dec. 27.

The family of a Reeces Corners woman are waiting for answers in her “untimely death.”

Investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshal and the OPP Forensics Identification team as well as the Plympton-Wyoming Fire Chief combed through a Reeces Corners’ home Dec. 27 and 28 after a senior died there.

Lambton OPP, Wyoming firefighters and paramedics were called to the home on London Line, about a kilometre south of the traffic lights at Oil Heritage Road when an unresponsive person was found in the one storey house in the community. When emergency responders arrived, Chief Erik Campbell says it was clear there had been a fire but it was already out.

A 74 year-old woman was dead at the scene. It’s not clear how the senior died.

The OPP’s Crime Unit and Forensics Identification Services as well as the Ontario Fire Marshal and the coroner spent two days in the home.

Police have not yet identified the woman nor answered questions about how she died.

In a post to The Independent’s website, family member Donna Young said the woman is “a beloved family member with siblings and many cousins and a wonderful Godson. Her family is spread all over Canada from Vancouver to Nova Scotia. She was the youngest from a large family and her eldest sister is 92.

“We are broken hearted at her untimely death and hope it is figured out as to what happened to her.”