Death Investigation Underway in Pettis Co.

| July 23, 2013
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The Pettis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two bodies were found Monday afternoon among the charred remains of a house on Morton Road in Green Ridge.  Firefighters arrived on scene around 9:30 a.m. and discovered two bodies in the home less than four hours later, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.  Autopsies have been scheduled for Tuesday.  Anyone with information should contact the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office at (660) 827-0052.

Press Release from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Kevin Bond is conducting a death investigation after two bodies were found in a house fire Monday afternoon in far west central Pettis County.

The Green Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Morton Road shortly after 9:30 AM Monday morning and battled the blaze with the assistance of units from LaMonte Fire Department. Just before 1PM, deputies and the Missouri State Fire Marshal were requested to respond to the scene when firefighters discovered a body inside the residence. While subsequently searching the scene, authorities located a second victim in the residence as well.

Late Monday afternoon, the Pettis County Coroner’s Office transported the victims to Columbia for autopsies scheduled Tuesday to positively identify the victims and determine cause of death.

If you have any information regarding this case, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 660-827-0052

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