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Autopsy completed, charges laid in death at house fire

For Immediate Release: 15-Feb-2024 @ 10:52 AM
MRU #: H24R005-1 

An autopsy has been completed and charges have been laid in the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found at the scene of a residential fire.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at approximately 2:36 a.m., police were called to assist Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) at a residence in the area of 121 Avenue and 37 Street. While extinguishing the fire, firefighters located a female in the basement who was later declared deceased on scene.

The Edmonton Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, and determined that the victim, Renee Marie Larocque, 35, died of smoke inhalation. The manner of her death is homicide.

Jordan Myles Auger, 37, has been arrested and is charged with manslaughter, arson to property showing disregard for human life and breach of conditions of release order.

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