Missing woman's remains recovered from New Port Richey house fire

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - The remains of a woman missing after a home caught fire and collapsed Tuesday evening has been identified, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

Sherie Hanson, 57, was wheelchair-bound and lived on the second floor of the home, located at 5540 Leisure Lane, family members said.

Relatives believe Hansen was in her second floor bedroom before the fire started and would've had trouble escaping on her own, said her stepson, Eric Hansen.

Investigators do not believe the fire is suspicious but is under investigation.

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