|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2010
STATE POLICE CONCLUDE INVESTIGATION
INTO ACCIDENTAL DEATH IN LYME
On April 24, 2010, at about 3:48 p.m., State Police were notified by the Lyme
Fire Department that they had responded to a brush fire at 27 Hamburg Road.
Firefighters extinguished the brush fire and located a deceased female
outdoors near the fire scene. Troopers immediately responded
to and secured the fire scene.
State Police Central District Major Crime Squad Detectives responded to
investigate the untimely death at 27 Hamburg Road, Lyme.
In addition, Troopers assingned as fire investigators in the State Fire Marshal's
Office responded to assist in this investigation. Fire Marshal Troopers
determined that the fire started from a burning pit in the backyard which spread
to a wooded area where the victim was located.
State Police Major Crime Detectives examined the scene and their
investigation determined that the incident appears to be accidental.
The victim is identified as Rosemary Strekel (d.o.b. 01-26-47) of 27
Rd., Lyme, Ct.
A post mortem examination was conducted by the Office of the Chief State’s
Medical Examiner. The death has been ruled an accident. The cause of death is
smoke inhalation and thermal injury.
Case is closed.
Lt. J. Paul Vance