New Castle fire victim ID’d |

New Castle fire victim ID’d

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

NEW CASTLE, Colo. – Authorities have identified the woman who died in a Jan. 19 house fire in New Castle as Mary Cynthia Keith.

Keith, 57, was a longtime resident of New Castle. Her body was found inside the residence, according to a news release from the New Castle Police Department.

Keith’s cause of death was not released, pending completion of an autopsy report.

Police are also awaiting test results to confirm the cause of the fire from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, according to a statement from Police Chief Chris Sadler.

“It will be some time before the results of all tests of evidence are known, and until that time, the case will remain open,” Sadler stated in the release.

The statement went on to say, “The investigation of the case thus far has revealed no evidence or indication of foul play and it appears the death of Mrs. Keith and the fire at her home were accidental.”

The Burning Mountains Fire Protection District and New Castle Police responded to the fire at about 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 19.

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