Lara Punches



Age: 19


Summary: veterinary student in the Vet Tech program at International Business College in Fort Wayne, Ohio who remained hospitalized in critical condition for three weeks from injuries sustained in a Jan. 23 apartment fire that also killed two fellow students Renea Patton (18) and Jennifer Spurgeon (19), in which investigators said the roommates were found by firefighters in a second-floor bathroom in the Willows of Coventry apartment complex rented by the college as a dorm but the cause of the fire remains under investigation, and who became one of three students at the college to die from injuries in connection with complications from smoke inhalation sustained in the blaze in one of the nation's third major fire that has occurred at an apartment complex in four months.



Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in the fire


Born: October 4, 1989


Died: February 12, 2009


Location: Defiance, Ohio