Elderly woman dies in University City house fire - KMOV.com

Elderly woman dies in University City house fire

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UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Authorities said a 70-year-old woman died in house fire in overnight Tuesday into Wednesday at her home in University City.

Firefighters told News 4 the woman had not been seen since Tuesday evening, and a friend became concerned when she couldn't be reached and her car was still parked outside her home in the 7300 block of Northmoor.

Authorities said that friend crawled through an unlocked window at the home and found the woman dead in upstairs room. Firefighters said the fire inside the room burned out overnight Tuesday, leaving the rest of the house undamaged.

Firefighters believe the victim died from smoke inhalation.

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