Manorville house fire victim identified

Firefighters found the body of a woman and a dog inside a fire-ravaged Manorville home, which police are considering a crime scene. Videojournalists: James Carbone, Robert Garofalo and News 12. (March 13, 2013)

Suffolk police have identified the woman who died last month in a Manorville farmhouse fire.

Authorities used autopsy findings to confirm that the victim was Georgianna Woolsey, 62. She had lived for nearly two decades on the 15-acre wooded property at 218 Eastport-Manor Rd. with her husband, Robert.

The cause of the March 13 fire remains under investigation, police said Saturday.


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At the time of the blaze, the owners faced eviction for nonpayment of more than $276,000 in property taxes.

When firefighters arrived at the foot of the home's long driveway, they were initially delayed by a locked gate, fire officials said. Firefighters said they found Robert Woolsey standing outside the burning, two-story house in a dazed state asking about his wife.

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