Police: Victim in Fatal Reston Fire Was Pregnant

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The scene of a fire Monday morning at the Waterside Apartments in Reston. (Credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

The scene of a fire Monday morning at the Waterside Apartments in Reston. (Credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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RESTON, Va. (CBSDC) — The woman who died in a Monday morning fire in Reston was pregnant, police said Tuesday.

Fairfax County police identified the woman as Jennifer Lynne Pearson, 38, of 12002 Waterside View Drive in Reston.

They are continuing to investigate her death as a homicide.

Fairfax County fire personnel responded to a call at about 6:10 a.m. Monday for a fire in the 12000 block of Waterside View Drive in Reston, where they found a fire burning in one apartment of the three-story apartment complex.

Firefighters put the fire out and pulled an unconscious adult woman from the building. Authorities said she was badly burned and later succumbed to her injuries. No other injuries were reported.

A neighbor who lives in the apartment above the one that caught fire told WNEW’s Kevin Patrick that she heard fighting in the apartment below her the night before and woke up to the smell of smoke.

Fairfax County authorities said the fire and the death remain under investigation.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.

WNEW’s Kevin Patrick contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.

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