ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Update: Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson reports that the preliminary autopsy indicates that Casco died of smoke inhalation.
One person is dead after a fire and potential arson.
Fire crews responded to the 700 block of 11th Avenue just after 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 7th.
One person was found inside the home. She was taken to the hospital, where she later died.
Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson says 69-year-old Nicolasa Casco from Rock Island died Tuesday.
He says a criminal investigation continues with the Rock Island Police Criminal Investigation Division, the coroner's office, the Illinois State Fire Marshal, and the Rock Island Fire Marshal.