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Police investigating Lost Creek house fire as double homicide

Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 10:55 AM EDT
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LOST CREEK, W.Va (WDTV) - Authorities are investigating an early morning house fire in Lost Creek as a double homicide.

During the investigation of the fire early Saturday morning, the State Fire Marshal’s Office found two bodies, one man and one woman.

Both bodies were sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for autopsy.

Based on the Medical Examiner’s findings, Captain Waybright with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office says it was determined that both victims died “by other means,” and the house fire was not their cause of death.

Their identities are not being released at this time.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is currently working on this case as a homicide investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 304-255-7867.

Two individuals were found dead in a Saturday morning structure fire in Lost Creek, officials said.

Authorities were alerted of a structure fire on Good Hope Pike on Saturday at approximately 5 a.m., according to a Facebook post from the Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire crews arrived on scene to the structure fully engulfed in flames.

Officials who spoke with neighbors reportedly said they heard a boom and saw a vehicle driving away from the fire.

Crews were on scene battling the fire for over two hours, leaving the scene shortly after 7 a.m., officials said.

The two individuals found in the fire are being sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for autopsy, according to Harrison County Captain Waybright.

The fire remains under investigation.

Good Hope Pike structure fire
Good Hope Pike structure fire(Facebook: Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department)
Good Hope Pike structure fire
Good Hope Pike structure fire(Facebook: Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department)
Good Hope Pike structure fire
Good Hope Pike structure fire(Facebook: Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department)
Good Hope Pike structure fire
Good Hope Pike structure fire(Facebook: Nutter Fort Volunteer Fire Department)

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