Smithville death could be vape related


MONROE COUNTY (WCBI) – An autopsy will confirm if a Monroe County woman died from a vaping related illness.

Anna Russell, 27, of Smithville, died Tuesday night just hours after she was found unresponsive in her home.

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Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said his initial investigation shows vaping could be a factor in Russell’s death.

He has sent the body to Pearl for a complete autopsy to confirm if vaping is connected to the death.