New Details Concerning a Suspicious Dorm Fire

By: Heath Myrick
By: Heath Myrick

Hometown Television continues to uncover new information in the suspicious dorm fire which left one WKU student severely wounded.

NewsCenter13 has confirmed that 18-year-old Katie Autry, who was severely injured in the blaze, was an employee at one of Bowling Green's adult entertainment establishments.

The freshman from Hancock County was employed for a two-week period at TattleTails located at 1316 Old Louisville Road. The club's manager says Autry danced a total of four times, the last time being April 26, just six days before a freak fire broke out in her room on the second floor of Hugh Poland Hall. The manager of TattleTails maintains as of Tuesday afternoon, investigators had not yet contacted the club. Western Kentucky University officials declined to comment on the matter, but said police are still conducting interviews in the case.

Katie Autry is currently listed in critical condition in Vanderbilt's burn unit in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, Autry also suffers from what police are calling superficial puncture wounds. In a phone interview, Autry's father said his daughter had undergone surgery Tuesday and appeared to have come through it well.

WKU Police are scheduled to hold a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss the latest information in the case.


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