SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A woman was found dead in her home in the 1100 block of Englemeade Drive by her son just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. That is in the Cherokee Park neighborhood.
The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office identified her as Katie Sangid, 81.
According to the son, he went to his mother’s home to check on her and found her dead in the kitchen area after he extinguished a small fire.
Fire Investigators arrived on scene and determined the cause of the fire to be cooking-related. According to the Caddo coroner, her clothes caught fire while she was using a gas stove in her kitchen.
An autopsy has been ordered.
There were no working smoke detectors in the home at the time of the fire.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been notified.