Man Mourns Wife Killed in Fire

By: Mike Tolbert
By: Mike Tolbert

It happened last Wednesday around midnight just off Ellis Road in Milligan. Investigators say Carol Ostrander, her husband Thomas and several other friends were huddled around a campfire that night.

Neighbors believe at some point Thomas and his friends went next door to play cards, leaving Carol and Baker resident John Murrell behind. They say when the group came back they found Murrell sleeping and Carol lying in the fire. She died at the scene.

Okaloosa County sheriff's investigators say it will be several weeks before they will know if Carol's death was an accident or not.

Ostrander reportedly plans to keep the fire going until he finds out how his wife fell into the fire.


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