County Coroner Reveals Identity of Rockford Woman Who Died in Fire
A woman who died after being involved in a residential fire this past Sunday has been identified by the Winnebago County Coroner.
According to the press release, the Rockford Fire Department was dispatched for a fire at a home in the 600 block of N. Central Avenue, and upon arrival at the residence, noticed smoke coming from the home.
Personnel from the Rockford Fire Department began to search the home and located an unresponsive female lying inside who was "pulseless and not breathing," according to the press release.
The adult woman was pulled from the residence and efforts to resuscitate her began as she was transported to a Rockford area hospital where medical personnel continued attempts to revive her.
Despite all resuscitative efforts, the female was pronounced deceased on 3/19/2023 at 7:03 p.m. -from Rockford Fire Department press release
Besides the female victim, there were no other individuals inside the home when emergency crews arrived, and no other injuries were reported in the press release.
Following an autopsy that was completed today by the Winnebago County Coroner's Office, the victim of this fire has been identified as 62-year-old Lorie Phillips of Rockford, Illinois.
According to a press release from the Coroner's office, the "further studies and toxicology reports" will be completed before a final cause of death is determined.
This story is continuing to develop and will be updated as more information is released by either area law enforcement or the Winnebago County Coroner's office.