Southeast Missouri Authorities Investigating Suspicious Deaths in Butler County

JULY 29, 2005 - Posted at 4:43 p.m. CDT

POPLAR BLUFF, MO - Authorities in Butler County are continuing to investigate the deaths of a Region 8 man and his daughter, after their bodies were found in a fire Tuesday night.

Terry Yates and his 10-year-old daughter Emily were found inside the remains of their home off of Highway FF near Fisk, in northern Butler County.

Authorities have not yet released a cause of death, but unconfirmed reports suggests the two were dead before the fire engulfed their home.