Wednesday, August 20, 2014

***Update - Fatal Fire Investigation***

August 20, 2014 - 0930 Hours

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed two people perished in the fire reported early this morning in the University Oaks Subdivision. Elizabeth Fredrick, 78 and Rhiannon Rickmyer, 10 have been located inside the home that was totally consumed by the fire. There is no evidence of any foul play. The family of the victims has been notified. The local school where Rhiannon attended is arranging grief counseling for the students and facility that may be affected by this tragic incident.

Fire personnel, Deputies, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the 8th District Medical Examiner’s Office are still actively working on scene. A portion of NE 105 Avenue in the 12200 block is still closed to traffic as emergency personnel work. 


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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