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)

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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.

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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