Victim identified in deadly Sikeston, MO house fire

Victim identified in deadly Sikeston, MO house fire
One person died in an early morning fire in Sikeston on Tuesday. (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A woman died in an early morning house fire in Sikeston, Missouri.

According to DPS, the victim is Betty Jo Eastep, 69, of Sikeston.

The fire was reported around 6 a.m. in the 200 block of South Prairie.

Fire crews say flames were shooting out of the home when they arrived.

According to Sikeston DPS Sgt. Austin Henley, the woman was the only person in the home when the fire started.

The Fire Marshal, the Scott County Coroner’s Office and Sikeston DPS investigated and found no foul play is currently suspected. It appears the fire was accidental, according to DPS.

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