MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - The woman whose body was in the debris of a burned home likely was Donna Lou Rollins, 56, who lived in the home outside Mountain Home. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery released her name on Monday afternoon after her closest relatives were notified.
The fire at 78 County Road 496 was reported by a 9-1-1 call about 11:15 p.m. Sunday. Mountain Home, Midway, and Clarkridge firefighters fought the fire but it was nearly burned down before they arrived. A second call at 11:21 reported Rollins' car was at the home.
After the fire was out, firefighters found a woman's body in the rubble. They summoned sheriff’s investigators and the Baxter County coroner, who sent the body to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for an autopsy to determine cause of death and verify that the body belonged to Rollins.
Investigators haven't determined the cause of the fire.