Man Found Dead in Burning Home had Gunshot Wound
PORTAGEVILLE (AP) - Authorities in southeast Missouri are investigating after a body inside a burning home was found to have a gunshot wound to the head.
Firefighters were called Thursday night to a home near Portageville. The body of 60-year-old Roy Jerrolds was found inside. Pemiscot County Coroner Jim Brimhall told the Sikeston Standard Democrat that Jerrolds had a gunshot wound to the head.
The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department says the case is being investigated as arson and a homicide.