ST. CHARLES, Mo. ( -- The person killed in a December 2 house fire in St. Charles was identified Thursday. 

Firefighters responded to a home in the 300 block of Blanche Drive around 4 p.m. and discovered the body of 80-year-old Arlene Beall. 

Beall's body was burned so badly that identification was difficult until a medical examiner could examine her.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials don't believe it to be criminal in nature.

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