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Bodies found in fire identified

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The Arkansas Crime Lab has positively identified the remains of the two bodies found in the Horseshoe Bend residence that burned to the ground May 18.

The crime lab determined William Jameson III, 41, who owned the residence and Joshua Jameson, 37, died of smoke and soot inhalation, said Horseshoe Bend Police Chief Fred Mitchell.

Firefighters from the Horseshoe Bend Volunteer Fire Department and officers responded to a fire at 1413 Orchard Lane after a neighbor called authorities around 1 a.m.

When firefighters arrived the house was completely engulfed in flames; they worked through the morning to contain the blaze that finally subsided at 11 a.m.

Once the area was safe for rescuers to search through, they discovered the remains of the two men and a dog.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

In an unrelated incident, the lifeless body of a Horseshoe Bend man was found lying on the ground behind the Hillhigh Resort at approximately 8:30 a.m. May 26.

The Horseshoe Bend Police Department sent the body of 36-year-old Timothy McDoulett, to the state crime lab to determine the cause of death, said Mitchell.

McDoulett, an employee of the resort, was pronounced dead a the scene by Izard County Coroner Eddie Howard.

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