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Coroner releases cause of death for victim in Waverly Place Apartments fire

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29-year-old Rachel LeCroy was found dead inside the Waverly Place apartment. courtesy - Facebook 29-year-old Rachel LeCroy was found dead inside the Waverly Place apartment. courtesy - Facebook
Dorchester County deputies (DCSO), and agents from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) surrounded a North Charleston apartment complex Tuesday to investigate a fire. Dorchester County deputies (DCSO), and agents from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) surrounded a North Charleston apartment complex Tuesday to investigate a fire.

Thursday authorities released the cause of death for Rachel LeCroy in the fire at Waverly Apartments.  According to the coroner LeCroy died from carbon-monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation.  The manner of her death is still under investigation.

Dorchester County Coroner Christopher Nisbet, identified the body of a woman found inside a North Charleston apartment after a fire late Monday night.

According to Nisbet, 29-year-old Rachel LeCroy was found dead inside the Waverly Place apartment.

LeCroy's Facebook page says she graduated from R.B. Stall High School in 2001.

SLED, the Dorchester County Sheriffs Office and crime scene investigators were at the apartment until early Tuesday morning. The fire was mostly contained to one unit where officials found the body.

News 2's Haley Hernandez spoke with the person who called 911, he did not want to go on camera.  He says before he smelled smoke around 10 p.m. Monday night, he could hear doors slamming inside the apartment.

A man at the apartment Tuesday morning said he was LeCroy's roommate. He declined speaking on-camera but said this was nothing more than a tragedy.

A tragedy which unfolded before the neighbors' eyes. Brittany Bodiford, an upstairs neighbor said, "At first I thought it was a joke when someone was banging on my door and then we see everyone running out... and we didn't hear any fire detectors or anything so we were in shock this was happening."

Fire crews were called to the Waverly Place Apartments shortly before 11pm Monday.

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