Woman found deceased after apartment fire

Updated Friday, January 29, 2021 at 9:02 p.m.

Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields sent the following statement to the media in a press release Friday evening,

“BPD officers and the Bloomington Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment building in the 500 block of S Basswood Drive last night at approximately 9:38 p.m. A female was found deceased inside the apartment. The Coroner’s office was notified of the death at approximately 10:30 pm. The female that was found deceased in the apartment on Basswood Dr. has been identified as Teresa Michael, 32 of Bloomington. At this time cause and manner of death are still pending. This is an ongoing investigation and once I have more information I will send out an updated release. I hope to have more information by the first of the week.”

01292021- Bloomington, Indiana USA: Police tape secures an apartment building in the 500 block of S. Basswood Drive Friday. Firefighters and police responded to a fire in the apartment building around 9:37 p.m. Thursday night. WTHR is reporting a woman was found dead inside. Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields confirmed there is a fire investigation in the county, but did not confirm the location of the fire. Shields said the cause and manner of the woman’s death will be determined during a 1 p.m. autopsy in Terre Haute, and then after the family is notified, more information will be released to the public. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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