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Police: someone burglarized home following deadly fire

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Police are looking into a burglary that happened at a home that caught fire just days prior.

64-year-old Rebecca Lavenz died in her home on Linden Avenue around 4:30 am on Tuesday.

Waterloo fire officials are calling her death an "accidental death related to the fire."

Police say on Thursday, a relative discovered her home had been burglarized overnight.

Police say a laptop, coins, jewelry, medications, and two firearms were stolen.

According to officials, the back door had been forced open sometime between 5 pm Wednesday and 1 pm Thursday.

So far there are no arrests, and police say no witnesses have come forward.

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