JAY — An autopsy done Friday did not conclude cause or manner of death of Linda VanValkenburg.

The 67-year-old woman died in a mobile home that was destroyed by fire Thursday. She lived at the residence with Adam C. Vanvalkenburg, who police said Friday is her son.

Dr. C. Francis Varga performed the autopsy at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

But police said the cause and manner of death are pending.

Fire officials spent most of Thursday working into Friday at the site of the intense fire at 133 Hazen Road.

At this point, state police are also not commenting on the nature of the fire.

The home and property are listed by the Essex County Office of Real Property as owned by Patrick VanValkenburg.

Police did not specify the relationship between Patrick and either Linda or Adam C. VanValkenburg.

Officials in Jay could not be reached Friday for comment on the blaze or the ongoing response.

Adam survived the early morning fire, but was taken to Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh where police said he was treated Thursday for smoke inhalation and released.

State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Capt. Robert LaFountain told the Press-Republican damage to the mobile home was extensive.


Email Kim Smith Dedam: kdedam@pressrepublican.com

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Reporter covering Tri-Lakes area news, Essex Co. court trials, and environmental issues impacting the Adirondack Park. She began writing for the Press-Republican in 2005, starting with the Boquet Valley beat. She lives in Elizabethtown.

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