Henry County Fire Death Under Investigation


HENRY COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A victim has been identified in a Henry County house fire Friday morning, according to the Henry County Assistant Coroner.

At around 9 a.m., a home fire was responded to by the Henry County Police Department, as well as the Abbeville Fire Department. The fire occurred at the 8200 Block of County Road 65, near Abbeville.

When the first responders arrived to the home they discovered the body of a woman. The victim, Brenda Lee Owens Griggs, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s father was also in the house, but sustained no injuries. No foul play is suspected however the fire may have been intentionally set by the victim, according to the Henry County Assistant Coroner.

The victims remains have been sent to Montgomery for further testing. The full autopsy is still pending the investigation.

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