Death of woman in apartment fire a homicide

By The Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON — The death of a woman who was found inside a Bloomington apartment building that caught fire has been ruled a homicide by the Monroe County coroner.

Teresa Michael, 32, may have been strangled, Coroner Joani Shields said in an email Monday to news media.

Officers and firefighters were called to the fire on the city’s west side around 9:30 p.m. Thursday and located the woman inside one of the apartments, police have said.

Investigators have not released the cause of the fire.

No other injuries were reported.

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