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Two people killed in a house fire in Butler County

Date of News Release: 06/11/2011

(Bowling Green, Ky.) - On Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 5:53 a.m., the Butler County Sheriff's office received a 911 call from a neighbor regarding a structure fire at 424 Horse Shoe Bend Road, Morgantown, Kentucky.

The fire department discovered the bodies of Shannon Stamper (39) of Morgantown, Kentucky, and Homer Lee Elder (80) also of Morgantown. Butler County Coroner, Marty Jones, pronounced both subjects deceased on scene.

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green, Arson Investigator David West, and Detective Erik Salman, were requested to investigate the fire. An autopsy is pending for both victims. Foul play is not suspected at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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