The mother of the teen girl who died in a Maries County fire on Sunday is now in jail and facing charges in connection to that fire.
According to the Maries County Sheriff’s Office 43 year old Tracy M. Ellis was arrested last (Tuesday) night.
14 year old Ashlyn Ellis died in a house fire near Vichy on Sunday.
Ashlyn attended the B.W. Robinson School for the Severely Disabled.
Formal charges are expected to be filed by the sheriff’s office against Tracy M. Ellis today (Wednesday).
The Maries County Sheriff’s Office originally reported the victim was 13 she was actually 14.
The official cause of the fire is still under investigation.