The Trenton Police Department was dispatched to the Lakeview Motor Lodge on Tuesday in reference to a female staying at the motel who had not paid their account and was not answering the door of her motel room.
Upon arrival, housekeeping had accessed the room, where 40-year-old Jennifer Herren of Peculiar, Missouri, was found deceased in the bathroom. The room had visible signs of a small fire and significant smoke damage.
The Trenton Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal was called to the scene to assist in the investigation.
Although the investigation is still ongoing, foul play is not suspected. At this time, the cause of the fire is undetermined, however, a preliminary autopsy has determined that the cause of death was smoke inhalation and has been ruled accidental. The final autopsy report is pending.