Medical examiner's report released after 80-year-old woman found burned in home near 36th & Becher

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has released its reports following a fatal fire that happened on Friday, February 12th near 36th and Becher.

The deceased has been identified as 80-year-old Carol Olson. The cause of her death has been ruled "undetermined" at this time.

Officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department were called out to the scene around 7:30 p.m.

Olson was found burned and unresponsive in the smoke-filled home.

The medical examiner's report indicates the fire appeared to have occurred in the kitchen -- "in the middle of the room."

Olson was found with burns to her entire body, and a chair she had apparently been sitting at, situated at the kitchen table, was nearly entirely burned.

A small television set, an ashtray, a pack of cigarettes and a box of wooden matches were found on the kitchen table.

The fire was contained to the kitchen, according to the report.

The report indicates Olson's daughter told investigators her mother suffered a stroke last summer, and since then, she had been noticing that her mother would fall asleep while smoking.

Olson's daughter said her mother was very fond of smoking while seated at the kitchen table watching TV.