Woman found dead during Plymouth house fire

Hancock sheriff

PLYMOUTH, Ill. — Hancock County Sheriff Travis Duffy reports a residential fire in Plymouth on November 15 led to a death investigation. 

Deputies were notified that Tri-County Fire, Colchester Fire, and Augusta Fire were on scene for a structure fire at 103 E. Marion, Plymouth where they discovered a female.

When deputies arrived, they met with fire department officials and learned that they had responded to the structure fire and made entry into the residence where they discovered the resident was still inside. They extricated the resident and discovered she was deceased. 

Deputies investigated the scene and spoke with witnesses. The Hancock County Coroner was called to the scene along with an investigator from the Illinois Fire Marshal’s Office. 

The victim was identified as Amy L. Aleshire, age 58. An autopsy was conducted on November 16 and the preliminary results show Aleshire passed away of natural causes. 

The fire itself remains under investigation. No foul play is suspected to have occurred. 

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