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Update: Death of fire chief's wife still under FBI investigation

10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, October 25 2017 Oct 25, 2017 October 25, 2017 10:18 AM October 25, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

COVINGTON- The July death of Fire Chief Stephen Kentrel's wife is still under investigation.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office announced today that the investigation into the death of Nanette Krentel continues, and investigators want to provide the public with an update on where the investigation stands at this point.  

Deputies say the nature and circumstances surrounding Mrs. Krentel’s death, including the intensity of the fire, are making this a "difficult and lengthy investigation."

FBI agents are assisting in the case using video evidence from various locations, witness interviews, and digital records.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have established a timeline of Mrs. Krentel’s actions on Jul. 14th and have narrowed down the time of her death.

According to the press release, crime scene investigators located firearms near Mrs. Krentel’s body. Though her body was badly burned, an autopsy confirmed her cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head.

“We remain committed to continuing to do everything in our power to bring justice for Nanette Krentel and closure to the family,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says they will continue to provide updates on this investigation as it progresses.

Anyone with information about Nanette Krentel’s death is asked to contact is Detective Daniel Buckner (985) 726-7835.

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