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How former Union County prosecutor died remains under investigation

Authorities investigating the death of former Union County prosecutor Anne Taylor Reeves plan to take evidence they’ve collected at her home to a state crime lab in Raleigh next week.

Reeves, 38, died in a fire at her home in Weddington on Monday. Her remains were found in a vehicle in the basement garage of the home in the 3300 block of Ironwood Drive. Reeves lived in the home with her husband, David, and their two school-age sons. Authorities believe she was home alone at the time of the fire.

Investigators have yet to determine how the fire started or how Reeves died, sheriff’s office spokesman Tony Underwood said Friday. The sheriff’s office is waiting for toxicology test results from the medical examiner’s office, he said.

“At this point, we have a tragic fire fatality, and there’s no explanation of how the fire started or how Ms. Reeves died,” Underwood said. “There’s no prosecutable crime at this point.”

Sheriff’s detectives have interviewed David Reeves several times, and “the information he’s provided has checked out,” Underwood said. Reeves told investigators he wasn’t home at the time of the fire.

The sheriff’s office has found nothing to indicate he was at the home or anything else that would raise suspicions, Underwood said.

Sheriff’s detectives, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents, SBI agents and the county fire marshal’s office are working on the investigation.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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