Montco fire victim ID’d; investigation continues

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A woman who died after a fire in her Montgomery County home has been identified as 51-year-old Karen Thacker.


The manner and cause of her death is pending the conclusion of the investigation by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and Towamencin Township police, said First Deputy Coroner Alexander Balacki.

Thacker died Friday at Abington-Lansdale Hospital after she was taken there following the fire in a her house on 700 block of Abbey Lane in Towamencin.





The cause of the fire is not yet known.

“It is under investigation,” said Towamencin Chief of Police Paul T. “Tim” Dickinson. “We just don’t have enough detail yet.”

There was no one else in the home at the time of the fire Dickinson said. The victim lived there with her adult son.






















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