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$5,000 reward offered after elderly woman found dead in house fire

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LAKE COUNTY (WNEM) -

Authorities are offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the death of an elderly woman.

Firefighters were called about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 to a house fire on Lakola Road in Ellsworth Township.

After battling the fire, officials said they found human remains. An autopsy positively identified the remains as 79-year-old Evelyn Louise Ware. 

The Lake County Medical Examiner's office has ruled Ware's death a homicide. 

Michigan State Police has announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Anyone with surveillance systems and/or trail cameras in the area surrounding 1487 Lakola Rd. (Lakola/14 Mile Rd) is asked to contact the MSP Mt. Pleasant Post 989-773-5951, so they can be reviewed for possible evidence.

Anyone wishing to provide information can remain anonymous by contacting the Cadillac Area Silent Observer at 231-779-9215 or 1-800-528-8234.  Tips can also be submitted through www.P3tips.com.

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