Two Dead After Suspicious Fire in Carroll County

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The Carroll County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly fire that killed two people. The fire happened on Friday about 85 miles east of Kansas City. Even though the sheriff's office isn't releasing much information about the incident, they are saying the fire is very suspicious.

"We were notified about 9:30 or 9:45," said Troy Hofstetter with the Carroll County Sheriff. "When my deputy arrived the trailer had already been burned to the ground."

The sheriff's department says two bodies were found on the property after the fire. According to investigators, one body has been identified as a 13-year-old. The teen was an eighth grader at Carrollton Middle School. The sheriff says the other body has not been identified but is believed to be the mother of the child.

"We feel very badly for them," said Dr. Judith Delany with the Carrollton School District. "We want to be respectful of them and keep them in our thoughts and prayers."

Carrollton School Superintendent Dr. Judith Delany says the woman who died in the fire was an assistant teacher at the high school. Delany says staff worked over the weekend to put a plan in place to help students and staff deal with this sudden loss.

"Some of the kids take it much harder than other kids not that they feel any different, but the way that they respond is different," said Delany.
"We just want to be there to support them."

The Sheriffs says depending on information he receives about this case he may call the metro squad to help the department investigate this deadly fire.

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