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Coroner IDs victim in early-morning St. Stephen house fire

Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 5:40 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 7:20 PM EDT
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ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a woman who died in a house fire early Thursday morning.

The coroner’s office says Johnnie Mae Cleaven, 65, of St. Stephen, was found in the home around 2:30 a.m. on Martin Luther King Boulevard by first responders.

The home was heavily damaged in the fire, and investigators from the State Law Enforcement Division have been called in to investigate the cause of the fire, which is common whenever a fire involves a fatality.

St. Stephen Police Department and the coroner’s office are also investigating.

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