Updated: Woman found dead following house fire in the Lower Sioux Indian Community

A cause of the blaze is under investigation by the state fire marshal. fire.jpg

Editor's Note: This article has been updated with identifying information on the deceased woman that was not initially available. The Redwood County Sheriff's Office officially identified the deceased woman as Theresa Wabasha in an updated news release April 3, 2023.

MORTON — A woman was found deceased inside a home after firefighters put out a fire at the residence in the Lower Sioux Indian Community . The fire happened at approximately 8:13 p.m. Friday at a home on the 39000 block of Reservation Highway 1.

According to a news release from the Redwood County Sheriff's Office, firefighters were dispatched to the house fire and successfully put it out. Afterward, as they examined the residence, the body of the woman was discovered.

According to an updated news release Monday morning from the Sheriff's Office, the woman was identified as 65-year-old Theresa Wabasha.

The fire is under investigation by the Redwood County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Fire Marshal's Office.

Also assisting at the scene were the Lower Sioux Tribal Police Department, Morgan Police Department, Carris Ambulance Service and the Morton Fire Department.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

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