Woman found dead in Delaware County house fire


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COWAN, Ind. – A woman died following a fire at a home in Delaware County.

According to officials, crews were dispatched around 3 a.m. Wednesday to a home on West Malissa Avenue. That’s located in Cowan in Monroe Township.

Crews arrived to find the residence on fire and entered the home. They discovered the woman’s body during a preliminary search.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Delaware County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 49-year-old Cherish Wallace.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

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