Man Found Dead in Burning Home had Gunshot Wound

4 years 8 months 4 days ago Monday, April 14 2014 Apr 14, 2014 Monday, April 14, 2014 8:24:54 AM CDT April 14, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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