UPDATE: Investigators Treating Pettis County Fire as Homicide
PETTIS COUNTY - After discovering two bodies in a burning Green Ridge home, investigators are treating the case as a homicide.
The bodies found by authorities were sent to the Boone County Medical Examiners Office in Columbia Tuesday where autopsies were performed. The victims have been identified as 56-year-old Barbara A. Hudson and her 26-year-old son, Jeremiah A. Hudson. No further details about the exact causes of death have been released.
Detectives from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol's Drug and Crime Control Unit were processing the crime scene Tuesday, collecting and recording evidence that may be useful in the case.
Sheriff Kevin Bond has activated the West Central Missouri Major Case Squad to assist in the investigation. The major case squad will convene on Wednesday morning.