Local & Regional
Mon January 6, 2014
4 of 5 Bartlesville Fire Victims Identified
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Bartlesville police have released the names of four of the five people killed in a weekend house fire in Bartlesville.
The four are identified as 18-year-old Destiny Jo Daugherty; 19-year-old Kevin Michael Lomax; 23-year-old Shelby Renea Sanders; and 38-year-old Jeremy Blair. The fifth victim is described as a 17-year-old male who has not yet been positively identified by the state medical examiner's office.
Capt. Jay Hastings says preliminary autopsy reports show all five died of smoke inhalation.
Hastings said Monday that the cause of the fire was still under investigation.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been called to assist in the investigation and Hastings says the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has offered its assistance.