2 dead after motor home fire in New Madrid Co., Mo.

2 dead after motor home fire in Lilbourn, Mo.

NEW MADRID COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Two people were found dead after a motor home fire.

According to the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office, they conducted a well-being check on April 13 at 608 North Main Street in Lilbourn after family members of 35-year-old Bryant Akridge had not heard from him in three days.

Deputies responded to the motor home where they had to force their way in.

Investigators say a heating element caused a fire inside of the motor home. It’s believed both victims died from smoke inhalation. (Source: KFVS)
Investigators say a heating element caused a fire inside of the motor home. It’s believed both victims died from smoke inhalation. (Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

Once inside the motor home, deputies say the interior had been burnt.

They found Akridge and 29-year-old Amber Womack, of Scott City, dead.

Investigators say a heating element caused a fire inside of the motor home. It’s believed both victims died from smoke inhalation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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