Body Found in House Fire in Cordele


UPDATE: Cordele Police say the victim in the fire was 46 year old Laleria Johnson. An autopsy on her will be conducted as part of the investigation.

Tuesday afternoon the Cordele Fire and Police Departments responded to a house fire at 310 w. 17th ave. in Cordele. A body was found at the residence, once the flames were cleared. The fire marshal is being called in to determine the cause of the fire. Law enforcement suspects no foul play and suggest the victim suffered from smoke inhalation. The body has yet to be identified and next of kin have not been notified.