Pettis County Authorities Look for Cause of Deadly Fire
PETTIS COUNTY - Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond said the department is conducting a death investigation Tuesday after two bodies were found at the site of a house fire in the west central part of the county near Green Ridge on Monday.
The Green Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Morton Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Just before 1 p.m., Pettis County deputies and the Missouri State Fire Marshal were called to the scene when firefighters discovered a body. Authorities located a second body while searching the scene.
The department said that on Monday afternoon, the Pettis County Coroner's Office transported the victims to Columbia for autopsies scheduled on Tuesday to identify the victims and the cause of death.