Dental Records Could Prove Key to Identifying Two Found Dead After House Fire

By: David Norris Email
By: David Norris Email
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BRYAN, Texas Police and fire investigators are searching for clues after two people were found dead inside the burned out remains of a Bryan home.

The fire broke out at a home on Vinewood Drive near Elmwood around 4:30 Monday morning. The flames were so intense, they held firefighters at bay for a while.

"The primary search was hindered a little bit by heavy fire conditions. When they were able to resume that search is when they were able to find a victim," said Gerald Burnett with the Bryan Fire Department.

Fire crews found the second body a short time later. Both so badly burned, police said dental records will be their best hope of identifying them.

The burned-out home left investigators with plenty of questions, but the answers won't come easily.

"The investigation is going to take some time," said Burnett. "We've got a lot of damage to the structure. A lot of unknowns at this time."

Early Monday morning, police were searching for a silver, 4-door 2011 Ford Edge. Kelley McKethan with the Bryan Police Department wouldn't say who owned the vehicle, but KBTX sources confirmed it's owned by the same person who owns the now burned-down home.

McKethan said they could use help from the public to find the vehicle.

"Do not approach the vehicle, but do contact the Bryan Police Department," said McKethan.

Bryan police and fire officials are working with the state fire marshal's office to figure out what caused the deadly fire, and why two people had to die.

If you know anything, you're asked to call the Bryan Police Department at 979-361-3888.

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