Investigators believe a 71-year-old Rockland woman was killed when a fire broke out in her kitchen late Tuesday morning, though they say the death remains under investigation.
Rockland police said the woman, Mary Gammon, had suffered severe burns to her body, which was found in the kitchen of her home at 644 Market St. late Tuesday morning. "There does not appear to be foul play," Rockland police Lt. Nicholas Zeoli said Tuesday afternoon.
Evidence at the scene indicated that the fire originated in the kitchen of the home, police said. Investigators from the state fire marshal's office were at the home with Rockland police and fire officials Tuesday afternoon.
Police said personnel were sent to the home around 11:35 a.m. after a neighbor called 911 and told dispatchers that someone at the home had been burned. Police said Tuesday that they did not know whether anybody else lived there.