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Elderly woman found dead inside burning Sapulpa home

The Sapulpa Fire Department says they are at the scene of a deadly house fire. (KTUL)

Sapulpa firefighters found 62-year-old Joyce Ann Winslow dead Tuesday morning while responding to a house fire.

It happened near West Taft Avenue and South Hickory Street.

The medical examiner's office took custody of the woman's body and the fire marshal is investigating the fire.

Neighbors called it in after seeing flames shooting from the home. When firefighters arrived, they found the woman, believed to be in her 70s, dead inside.

The woman's name has not been released. The ME will determine cause and manner of death.

A horrible feeling for Evva Williams, knowing her neighbor is gone.

“I feel sadness for what happened here. I rarely see her, I don’t really know much about her," said neighbor Evva Williams.

The same story from most of the people near Taft and Muskogee.

A woman who usually keeps to herself, dead after this morning’s fire.

It’s a death that Evva says reminds her of a sad time in her own family’s past.

“My niece died in a house fire so I can sympathize," said Williams.

Ten years ago…

Her family then grieving in the same way Evva imagines this family will.

“I just feel horrible for her and her family, I know what that does to a family when someone dies that way and it’s not good," said Williams.

A wound that can only heal with time.

“I will be praying for them every day," said Williams.

Starting today.


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