Saturday, January 23, 2016

Man found dead in burning trailer in Southern Missouri

JASPER, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in Jasper County say a 34-year-old man has been found dead inside a burning travel trailer.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Department said Saturday in a release that deputies responded to a call of a fire at the trailer in Jasper late Friday night.

When they arrived they found Joseph Pennington dead inside. He had been living in the trailer.

The sheriff's department says the death appears to be accidental but has scheduled an autopsy.

The cause of the fire is under investigation