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Autopsies for Two People Found in House Fire

Monday, 30 July 2012

Two  people found in a house fire Sunday night are undergoing autopsies Monday to determine their identities and cause of death.  Detectives from Major Crimes and Forensics responded to 10820 Woody Road shortly after 10 p.m.   Their investigation along with the Fire Marshall’s is continuing.

David Roberts told officers that he called 911 when he saw the house on fire and ran to knock on the door and yelled several times for someone to come out.  No one responded.  Two people were found inside and pronounced dead at the scene.

One woman was arrested for disorderly conduct when she refused to leave the scene of the fire.  According to the incident report, a large group had gathered close to the emergency equipment and were instructed to move and told the location they could gather. Thirty-six year old Ashley Carter stopped walking and told the officer to "relax."  The officer explained the seriousness of the situation and told her to leave.  She refused and cursed the officers.  She was taken into custody for refusal to disperse from the scene of the fire when instructed to do so



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