Laurel House Fire with Civilian Fatality - UPDATE

UPDATED - Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

At about 3:30 pm, Monday, October 4, 2010, firefighters were alerted to smoke coming from a house in the 6700 block of Brooklyn Bridge Road in Laurel.

Fire/EMS units arrived to find smoke showing from the 1-story single family home and a fire in the basement. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. Firefighters performing a search of the house located a deceased female in the basement.

Fire Investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshal and the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide unit initiated a joint investigation of the cause of the fire.  The County Police have taken the lead in this case due to the fact that the cause of the fire falls out of the responsibility for our fire investigators.  The County Police are ruling this a suicide.

The deceased is identified as:

Courtney Elizabeth Geiser DOB 6/16/1990

For any additional information contact the County Police at 301-772-4710.