Flint officials are investigating a fire early Sunday morning that left a woman dead. Firefighters were dispatched to what is being called an accidental kitchen fire in the 3900 block of Leerda around 6:30 AM. They put the fire out and left. But neighbor Vincent Collier kept wondering where the woman who lives in the house was. He tried to find her by calling her phone and checking local hospitals.
"We happened to look through the window and there she was just sitting up there in the window, I mean sitting up there trying to get out of that window," Collier said.
"This is a terrible tragedy and you know we'll get to the bottom of it," said Flint Police and Fire Chief Alvern Locke.
Locke said an investigation is underway to determine how the woman's body was missed. He said it is policy to look in every room no matter the cause of the fire.