Detectives investigate after person receives severe burns

ELKVILLE, IL (KFVS) - Jackson County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating an incident where a person was hospitalized with severe burns.

According to Det. Julia Loy, sheriff's office personnel were called to Memorial Hospital in Carbondale Wednesday evening where a person was being transferred to a St. Louis hospital with severe burns.

A home northwest of Elkville was found to be the location of the fire. Detectives say the incident is suspicious.

An investigation continues.

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