June 11, 1987
The victim of a house fire in Rancho Mirage on Friday has been identified as Gladys Irene Roosevelt, 70, a former wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's eldest son, James. Riverside County Deputy Coroner Sabas Rosas said an autopsy has determined that Mrs. Roosevelt, who was accused of stabbing her former husband in 1969 as he was preparing divorce proceedings, died from smoke and gas inhalation. Her body was found in the bedroom of her Biskra Road residence, where she lived alone. Mrs.