Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Update: Fatal Chatham fire not deemed suspicious

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Saturday afternoon, emergency crews responded to a fire at an apartment building on Merritt Avenue in Chatham where the body of a deceased person was found.

A post-mortem was conducted in London and the deceased was identified as 40-year-old Daphne Wilkins, the only tenant of the apartment where the fire started.

The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office attended the scene to assist with determining the origin and cause of the fire.

At this time, neither the fire or woman’s death are considered suspicious.

Members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service offer their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Wilkins.

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