UPDATE: Officials Close Case of Eldon Man who Died in House Fire
MILLER COUNTY - The Miller County Sheriff's Department announced on Wednesday that the case of 23-year-old Brent Comer who died in a house fire is now closed.
On April 8th, police responded to a structure fire at 26 Eldon Road and found Comer dead inside. Sheriff Bill Abbott said he received reports that led the department to believe Comer was burglarizing the home.
Abbott released a written press release Wednesday that said, "After further investigation, it was determined during the course of a burglary the male subject set the structure on fire. The subject was caught in the fire and it was determined by the Missouri medical examiner that Brent Comer died as a result of smoke inhalation."
After the investigation, officials determined that Comer acted alone.