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Posted on: January 18, 2018

House fire deaths considered accidental after autopsies

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UPDATE:  Friday, Jan. 19

Today an autopsy was performed by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office on both victims. The preliminary results indicate that the two deaths are considered accidental pending the toxicology report.  Therefore the deaths are no longer being viewed as suspicious.  The correct spelling of the baby’s last name is Seely.

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A mother and her eight-month-old baby were found dead after a fire at their residence, 2006 Brewer’s Place in Taylor. Amy N. Baylor, 30, and Aleigha Sealey, 8 months, were found dead in the bedroom of the home by Taylor Firefighters who were putting out the fire. The Taylor Fire Department was responding to an unrelated medical call when they observed smoke coming from the residence. The firefighters diverted from the medical call and went directly to that residence.


The firefighters breached the front door of the home and located the bodies of Baylor and Sealey. The Taylor Police Department has initiated an investigation, along with the assistance of the Texas Rangers, the State Fire Marshall’s Office, Williamson County Crime Scene Unit, and the Taylor Fire Department.  


Autopsies on the bodies are being conducted by Tarrant County Medical Examiner on Friday, Chief Fluck said during a Friday interview. The cause of death is not yet known, though he said there were burn marks on the bodies. He emphasized that it is not known if a crime was committed. The baby's father and a 3-year-old sibling were not at home at the time, he added.


At this point in the preliminary investigation the Taylor Police Department is considering this a suspicious death.

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