Police identify woman found dead in Sherman motel blaze

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- One person was pronounced dead Thursday after firefighters extinguished a fire at the Executive Inn on Texoma Parkway.

One person was pronounced dead Wednesday after firefighters extinguished a fire at the Executive Inn on Texoma Parkway.

Police said Lisa Cecile Buchanan, 63 of Sherman, was discovered by firefighters. Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said the preliminary investigation indicates that no foul play is suspected in Buchanan’s death.

No one else was hurt.

Witnesses said they heard a loud pop and saw smoke pouring from the room.

Firefighters said the cause of the blaze appears to be accidental.

"The fire marshal is going to help with the investigation with their expertise with fire," Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said.

Buchanan's body has been sent for an autopsy to figure out how she died.



 
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