AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - An Amory woman died in an apartment fire Friday morning, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.
He identified the victim as Sherry Lackey, 54. A friend found her dead and notified 911 at 9:53 a.m. First responders confirmed the death.
The apartment is located at 920 Tschudi Road.
First responders discovered there had been a fire in the apartment but the fire was out, and there was heavy smoke damage to the apartment, Gurley said.
The next-door neighbor said she smelled smoke at approximately 3 a.m. but the smell was not bad enough to alarm her; she thought it might be a heater.
An investigation is underway into the death. An autopsy is to be performed.