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Coroner: manner of death for four children who died in April fire “undetermined”

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Allen County Coroner’s Office says the manner of death for four children who died in an April fire is “undetermined.”

The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office issued a report that concluded “the evidence gathered as a result of this investigation, the area of fire origin is in or around the area of a recliner. Due to the amount of damage created by the incident, the definitive cause of the fire could not be proven to an acceptable level of certainty.”

RELATED: Coroner identifies four children who died in mobile home fire

Matthew Damron, 10, Johnnie Mann-Goff, 5, Jefferson Goff, 3, and Rosalynn Goff 2, all of Fort Wayne, died in a mobile home fire in the 4700 block of Grassy Lane back on April 21. All four children died due to smoke inhalation and thermal burns.

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1 comment

Paula July 20, 2022 at 5:22 pm

Fire undetermined really. How can that be if it was around the chair and in the chair. Four innocent lives gone because why? I still think that’s four adults should have never came out of that trailer without them four children.. I don’t know how any of those adults live with themselves everyday. To hear those babies crying and screaming..


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