State medical examiner identifies victim of Hatley fire

The medical examiner identified the victim as Barbara Justice, 76, according to Coroner Alan Gurley.

Posted: Dec 31, 2019 3:59 PM

HATLEY, Miss. (WTVA) - The state medical examiner identified the woman who died in a fire in Monroe County.

The fire happened early Monday morning at a home on Hatley-Detroit Road.

The medical examiner identified the victim as Barbara Justice, 76, according to Coroner Alan Gurley.

To make the identification, the examiner used the serial number of a medical device the victim had.

The medical examiner is waiting for reports from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department to make a final ruling on the death.

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