Two bodies found after Pettis Co. house fire

Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond is investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a burned out home in Green Ridge. According to a news release, the Green Ridge and LaMonte fire departments responded to a structure fire on Morton Rd. around 9:30am Monday morning.

When the blaze was out, firefighters found one victim inside the burned out home, and after another search found a second victim.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal was called to investigate. The bodies of the victims were taken to Columbia for an autopsy. That report authorities hope will help them positively identify the victims and determine a cause of death.