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Doris Antwine

72 year old grandmother dies in house fire

  • Last updated: June 22, 2022
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • July 28, 2013

Overview of Doris Antwine

Doris Lucille Williamston Antwine was a mother to 3 children and a grandmother to 4. At 72 years of age, Miss Doris was still working and, at the time of her death, was a head cook for the East Baton Rouge Food Service Department. One of Miss Doris' friends described her as "one of the kindest people I have ever met." So what exactly happened to Miss Doris in the early morning hours when her house was set on fire? Who would intentionally want to harm this grandmother?

The temperature was already rising in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 28, 2013. Around midnight, the temperatures were at 73 degrees, and it would only get hotter as the day went on. But on this day, something else raised the temperature at the home located at 1211 N. 49th street. Sometime between 3:00 am, and 3:45 am, the authorities were called out to a house fire and found Miss Doris dead inside. Initial reports indicated no foul play, but the Baton Rouge Fire Department was still investigating the cause of the fire. Six months later, the BRFD said they did not think this fire was accidental. As such, the coroner ruled her death a homicide.

Authorities do not have a motive or a suspect at this time, but they hope someone will come forward. This case is still open.


  1. Date Found:July 29, 2013
  2. Date of Death:July 28, 2013
  3. Age at Incident:72
  4. Race:African-American / Black
  5. Gender:Female


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