Police Identify Woman Found Dead In Burning Overland Park Apartment

KAKE – April 13, 2015

Authorities have identified the woman found dead in a burning apartment in Overland Park as 46-year-old Denise Sherrill.

The cause of Sherrill’s death remained undetermined Monday pending autopsy results. The origin of the fire was also unknown.

Fire department spokesman Jason Rhodes said firefighters found the woman’s body in a bedroom along with a small smoldering fire when they arrived shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday.

The fire did some damage to the bedroom while the rest of the ground-floor apartment was damaged only by smoke.

Rhodes said firefighters found the apartment’s smoke alarm sitting disabled on a counter.

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