Houston Police Department
Investigation into Woman's Death at 5502 Van Zandt

March 17, 2014 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a woman following a fire at 5502 Van Zandt about 8 a.m. today (March 17).

The victim, Nancy Ann Holcomb, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Murdock and Officer K. McDonald reported:

Ms. Holcomb was in her travel trailer residence at the above address when a fire broke out.  She was not able to escape before she was overcome by smoke inhalation and fire. 

The fire appeared to be accidental and no foul play is suspected.  The outcome of the investigation is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

JSK/JFC 3-17-14
Inc. #032418214

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