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Update on Deadly Eldon Fire

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.

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