TRENTON, Mo.- A woman has been found dead inside of a local hotel room and the Trenton Police Department continues to investigate.
According to Police Chief Tommy Wright, officers were dispatched Tuesday, September 20, 2016, to the Lakeview Motor Lodge on a report of a female that’s been staying at the motel but has not payed the bill and was not answering the door of her room.
Once officers were on scene they made entry to the room where they found Jennifer Herren, 40, of Peculiar Mo., deceased in the bathroom.
According to the report there was evidence of a small fire with significant smoke damage. The Trenton Fire Department and State Fire Marshal were called in to assist.
Foul play is not suspected and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate the cause of death was smoke inhalation and the death has been ruled accidental.
The investigation is ongoing.