08/30/2016

UPDATE: Arson/Homicide Investigation South of Camdenton

Press Release – 08-30-16

UPDATE: Arson/Homicide Investigation South of Camdenton

Camden County Detectives, working in conjunction with Investigators from the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office, have located the person of interest in the Arson/Homicide investigation. The subject has been interviewed and detectives are collecting evidence relevant to the investigation.

The two deceased persons located inside the remains of the burned trailer are scheduled for autopsy this week and investigators hope to be able to positively identify the victims soon.

One of the presumed victim’s vehicles was missing from the scene upon arrival. That vehicle was located yesterday evening in Laclede County and investigators have collected evidence from that vehicle to further the investigation.

More information will be released when appropriate.

 

Original Press Release – 08-29-16

Arson/Homicide Investigation South of Camdenton

At approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning, Monday, August 29th, Mid-County Fire Protection District was dispatched to a structure fire in a mobile home community off of Floyds Road just south of the Camdenton city limits.  Fire crews arrived to find a mobile home fully engulfed and, after extinguishing the flames, found a deceased human body inside the debris.

Deputies and detectives from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene to investigate and discovered a second deceased human body inside the debris. Neither of the deceased can be identified as of now due to the condition of the bodies upon recovery.  An autopsy is scheduled for this week.

Camden County detectives are working closely with Mid-County Fire Protection District and the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office on the investigation. Due to suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office is treating the investigation as a homicide and is actively looking for one person of interest.

Deputies are still on the scene and the investigation is active.

More information will be released when appropriate.

 
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