Police say woman found dead in Wise County house fire was murdered

Last Friday, July 5th, firefighters with Lake Bridgeport and Bridgeport FDs responded to a house fire on North Main Street in Lake Bridgeport. The fire was quickly contained; however, a body was located inside the residence.

Wise County sheriffs deputies and the Wise County Fire Marshal responded to investigate the scene. The body, which has now been identified as a 32-year-old female, was located in a bedroom inside the residence.

According to autopsy results, officials say the woman was murdered. Wise County Sheriff’s Office are pursuing a capital murder investigation at this time.

If you have any information that may help police catch the person responsible, call their office at 940-627-5971.