CASTILE – The death of a 52-year-old Wyoming County woman whose body was discovered in the burnt wreckage of her Castile restaurant last October has been ruled an arson-suicide, authorities said.
Lorraine Qutermous’ body was discovered Oct. 3, one day after the fire at Lorraine’s Place Restaurant, 55 N. Main St. The blaze turned into a three-alarm fire that destroyed the restaurant and adjacent offices of the town and village of Castile. Twenty-four fire departments responded to the alarm of fire.
The Monroe County medical examiner’s office has ruled Qutermous’ death a suicide, while Wyoming County officials determined that the fire was an arson.
Wyoming County sheriff’s officials said they would provide no further comments on the case.