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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office now investigating fire death as homicide

9:04 PM, Dec 23, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police are now investigating a woman's Dec. 1 death in a fire above Greybeard's Tavern as a homicide.

Assistant Chief Chris Butler told our news partner The Florida Times-Union on Monday that the Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of 43-year-old Kathy Lorraine Johnson a homicide.

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No foul play was initially suspected in Johnson's death. Butler said he could not tell the Times-Union how Johnson died, citing an ongoing investigation.

Johnson was staying in one of three rooms above the tavern. No one else was hurt in the fire.

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