Most Questions Remain Unanswered in Deadly Fire

NOVEMBER 28, 2006 - Posted at 11:20 a.m. CST

ANDERSON, Mo. (AP) - Investigators still have no answers about what caused a fire that killed ten people at a southwest Missouri group home for the elderly and mentally ill.

The Missouri Highway Patrol today identified eight of the victims killed at the Anderson Guest House, one of them employee Glen Taff. The others named include four men and three women, age 25 to 74.

The patrol did not release their hometowns and withheld the names of two other victims pending notification of relatives.

State Fire Marshall Randy Cole said today no new details about the origin of the fire had emerged. Thirty-three residents and two employees, a husband and wife,  were present when the fire started. The blaze injured 25 people...18 were hospitalized and seven were treated at the scene.


The seven residents who died and whose names were released are 37-year-old Amy Brown; 52-year-old Nathan Fisher; 54-year-old Patricia Henson; 33-year-old Brian Rudnick; 57-year-old Don Schorzman; 74-year-old Alta Lemons; and 25-year-old Isiah Joyce.

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