On 03-08-2022 at approximately 10:16 p.m. Pope County Deputies were notified by Pope County Dispatch of a structure fire in the 400 block of Diamond Place near Lamar (in Pope County). Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered a fully involved structure and were notified by family members on scene that 2 individuals were possibly inside the residence. After the responding fire departments extinguished the fire, it was discovered that the 2 individuals were deceased inside the home. Pope County Investigators responded to the scene to investigate the origin of the fire and notify family members.
Sheriff Shane Jones extends his deepest sympathy to the family affected by this tragedy.