Body of Plattsmouth woman found at Sunday morning fire

PLATTSMOUTH – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports a fatality linked to a structure fire in a housing subdivision on the west end of Plattsmouth.

Emergency crews were dispatched at 8 a.m. Sunday for a fire at 457 Rim Ridge Road. Plattsmouth fire requested mutual aid from Murray, Nehawka, Louisville and Offutt Fire.

A sheriff’s office press release says deputies and officers were unable to make entry into the residence due to heat and smoke, but observed smoke coming the eaves and roof of the structure.

Upon entry by Plattsmouth Fire, a body was located and recovered from the main floor of the residence. Lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. An investigation into the cause of the fire is being conducted by the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office.

The deceased is identified as 52-year-old Karen Sidener of Plattsmouth. She was transported to Douglas County Hospital pending an autopsy.