Coroner: Woman in fire died of multiple injuries

Lynn Wright, the 53-year-old woman found dead in a burned apartment building and whose husband has been charged with her death, died as a result of unspecified multiple injuries, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr.

Kiessling said an autopsy was performed Monday on Wright, whose body was discovered late Friday night in the couple’s West Fourth Street apartment during a two-alarm fire at 1450 W. Fourth St.

Kiessling only could confirm the manner of death as a homicide and would not release specific information on the cause. He anticipated the release of information would take some time, much of the timing having to do with the defendant, Michael W. Wright, her husband, and what he decides to provide to authorities.

Police and District Attorney Eric R. Linhardt are pursuing criminal homicide charges against him.

The woman’s body was discovered in the first-floor apartment in a bedroom shortly before midnight, police said.

Before the fire had been extinguished, Wright reportedly walked into nearby Ann’s Tavern, 503 Rose St., and started telling employees that he had killed his wife.

Wright was intoxicated but agreed to accompany Agent Trent Peacock to police headquarters. He remains in the Lycoming County Prison since no bail is set in homicide cases.