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Deadly fire investigated as homicide

Apr 11, 2014 -- 12:35pm

The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deadly house fire just south of Portageville that broke out around 10:00 p.m. Thursday night and claimed the life of 60-year old Roy Jerrolds. Pemiscot County Sheriff's Officials say the Highway T fire is considered suspicious. Investigators say a truck stolen from the home was found near the Noranda plant. Crews from Portageville, Wardell, Gideon and Steele responded to the fire scene. Around midnight, officials called in for additional crews to help battle the blaze. In all, seven crews responded including crews from Marston, Lilbourn, and Hayti. The name of the victim has not been released. 


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