UPDATED: Two bodies recovered from fire near Berryville

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 ~ Updated 3:51 PM
Photo by David Bell / Carroll County News

CARROLL COUNTY -- The Sheriff's Office has recovered two bodies from a house fire at the intersection of U.S. Highway 62 and Arkansas Highway 143.

The identities of the deceased have not been released yet, said Sheriff Bob Grudek.

"We have an arson specialist out there trying to determine the cause of the fire," Grudek said. "And just to be cautious, we have sent the two bodies to the state crime lab to determine if they had died from natural causes or the fire."

The fire completely destroyed the home, owned by Dale Woods. Woods was renting it out.

The Berryville Fire Department was called to the scene around 11:30 last night, and emergency crews were still on the scene into the late morning hours.

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  • Not much news in this story!

    -- Posted by dgibs on Fri, Jan 31, 2014, at 7:47 PM
  • And what would one expect? It seems obvious that there has been a crime committed here. One should glean that information just by looking at the big picture-time of fire, car in the driveway, incinerating heat and total destruction of anything burnable. Don't look for more information until the law enforcement agencies are able to piece together the facts of this case. Good job CCSO!

    -- Posted by rockpilefarmer on Sat, Feb 1, 2014, at 7:11 AM
  • Having followed this story carefully for several days, and having visited with numerous people about it some questions have troubled me. One person witnessed a license plate being removed from the car that was parked outside the residence. That witness reported to me that the license plate had an Arkansas State Legislature emblem on it. The question is why did the photograph of the car parked outside the residence that appeared in a recent Carroll Co. newspaper show a car that was clearly without a license plate? Another question is: Who owned the car? Rumors are abounding about this incident, and the information being printed are increasingly being seen as a cover up! Thanks for considering this information.

    -- Posted by emusicster on Sun, Feb 2, 2014, at 4:56 PM
  • I'm wondering if this fire is tied in with the last fire on Springfield st.? Never herd how that fire started?

    From what I've herd, the last few incidents involving death

    Has been very suspicious. No where, when or how's.

    Look into the assassination policy in the new health care plan. You'll be surprised!

    -- Posted by ricwoodyattjr on Tue, Feb 4, 2014, at 6:25 AM
  • Is it just me, or does this small town seem to be in such a hurry to write a story and never follow thru with it. Reporting the who, when, why & where is what covering a story is all about. A story is not dead until ALL facts are made public ~ I rest my case!

    -- Posted by seekingtruth2 on Thu, Feb 6, 2014, at 2:38 PM
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