Knox Woman Died of Injuries Sustained in House Fire

A Knox woman whose body was found in a house fire investigation on Monday night died of injuries sustained in the incident.

Starke County Coroner Kris Rannells told WKVI that he will know more about 78-year-old Zorka Antonijevick’s cause of death when toxicology results return. Rannells will analyze carbon monoxide levels and other factors to determine a final ruling once those results are received in approximately eight weeks.

The autopsy was handled by Forensic Pathologist Dr. Pamela Archuleta in Fort Wayne.

Bass Lake firefighters were called to 2795 E. State Road 10 on Monday night and were on the scene for eight hours with assistance from the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department.

Bass Lake Fire Chief Les Jensen said the fire was accidental in nature but the specific cause will be released by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office.