Authorities: Body found following Monroe Co. fire

One person was killed on Wednesday in this fire at a home in 14000 block of Oakville-Waltz Road in Milan.

Authorities say they're working to confirm the identity of a person found on the basement of a Monroe County home following a fire.

The blaze Wednesday afternoon destroyed the home in London Township, near Milan and about 35 miles southwest of Detroit.

State police and the county medical examiner's office said Thursday they didn't yet have autopsy results to confirm the victim's identity and cause of death.

Family members and friends at the scene tell

The Monroe Evening News

they believe the victim was 39-year-old Terry Courtney. She owned and lived in the house.

Detective Sgt. Marc Moore says it's believed the victim was on the first floor of the home, but the home collapsed into the basement during the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.