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Forsyth County fatal fire probe awaiting GBI reports
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Forsyth County authorities are still awaiting the results of a toxicology report for a woman found dead in a house fire Easter morning.

Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said the local investigation is at the mercy of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab to release the findings.

That report typically takes about a month to conclude, but Shivers said the agency has a backlog of cases.

The GBI conducted an autopsy after the fire, but the state agency won’t release its findings to local authorities until the toxicology study is also complete, Shivers has said.

Elise Jeanette Chrisley, 40, was dead when firefighters discovered her at 5145 Shady Grove Road just after 1 a.m. March 31.

Chrisley was alone in the house at the time, Shivers has said, and the smoke detectors were working.

The blaze caused extensive smoke and water damage, making the home uninhabitable.

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