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Woman stabbed prior to Galena fire


A victim in a Jo Daviess County, Illinois fire died from a stab wound before the fire, according to officials.

Officials in Jo Daviess County had called the September 19 fire at the home of Margaret and James Marnowski suspicious.

That's after both bodies were found in the burned structure at their home east of Galena.

Authorities say Margaret, 63, died from a single stab wound to the chest, while her 62-year-old husband, died from asphyxia from the fire.

The investigation is still open, however, it's not believed anyone else was involved.

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