Remember the house that burned down near Eldon about a week ago?
Authorities found a man dead inside the home, and the owner had no idea anyone was in the unoccupied rental property. That’s because the man was apparently burglarizing the house and started a fire to cover up the crime, according to Miller County Sheriff’s investigators.
Firefighters found the body of 23-year-old Brent Comer of Miller County. An autopsy showed he died of smoke inhalation. A gas can was found in the house, and Comer’s car with his driver’s license was parked outside.