CAMDENTON, Missouri- The Camden County Sheriff Office says forensic pathologists with Southwest Forensics conducted an autopsy on Wednesday, August 31st on the two deceased persons discovered in the burned trailer off Floyds Rd on Monday morning.  Preliminary results of the autopsy confirm both of the deceased persons were victims of homicide prior to the fire.

The identity of the victims can not be confirmed until DNA samples are compared to presumed family members. Camden County detectives are working with the families of the two presumed victims in an effort to speed up that process.

The cause of the fire is confirmed by the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office as arson. There was evidence in the fire scene of an accelerant being used.  Currently there is no suspect in custody, but the investigation continues.

More information will follow when appropriate.