New toxicology results back for West Richland mother
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- More toxicology results came back for Sandy St. George, a mother of three who died in a West Richland house fire back on March 19.
The new results were sent to forensic pathologist Dr. Selove who says they are consistent with old findings and provide no new information.
The original toxicology tests showed that St. George died from smoke inhalation due to carbon monoxide.
The Benton County Coroner, John Hansens sent for more testing to be done at a specialized lab that deals specifically with fire science cases.
Although help came from many agencies, including ATF. Fire Investigators were never able to determine the cause or origin of the fire that killed the 26 year old.
The second set of toxicology reports just confirmed the cause of death and nothing more.
"It did not show anything that changed the pathologist original opinion of the cause of death. However, West Richland now has possession of the information. and I believe that they are consulting with other people, specifically in the fire science area," says Hansens.
The Chief of West Richland Police, Brian McElroy says this is still a very active investigation, along with the sexual assault investigation of Thomas St. George.
The widower is accused of having a sexual relationship with the family's 15 year old babysitter.