Coroner identifies mother, child killed in Limestone County fire

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Posted: Feb 3, 2021 6:50 AM
Updated: Feb 3, 2021 7:32 PM

Update: The Limestone County coroner, Mike West, identified the mother as 32-year-old Shauna Leary and the child as two-year-old Sunshine Reynolds.

West says Leary, who was pregnant, is from Lewisburg, Tennessee. She and her daughter were killed in the fire Wednesday morning.

According to the coroner, the two victims were visiting friends at a mobile home on Jennings Chapel Road.

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says the mobile home apparently was owned by Allen Dale Branson. Investigators believe Jeffrey Branson and Shauna Leary made it out of the mobile home, but she ran back in to retrieve her daughter.

The sheriff’s office and the State Fire Marshal are investigating what caused the fire.

From earlier:

Limestone County Coroner Mike West confirmed a mother and child died in a mobile home fire on Jennings Chapel Road early Wednesday morning.

The fire happened around 3:00 a.m. and crews were still on scene after 7:30 a.m. According to West, two other people were in the home but were able to get out without injuries.

Several agencies responded including East Limestone and Ardmore fire departments.

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