DITTMER, Mo. (KSDK) - Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputies were dispatched to the 9200 block of Highway WW in Dittmer, Missouri for a reported residential fire Monday evening.
The only occupant of the home was unaccounted for was deputies arrived.
Firefighters on the scene located the remains of a deceased person in the home. They were unable to identify the remains, but believe they belong to the 71-year-old homeowner.
Positive identification is pending.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but an ongoing investigation revealed the fire originated at the rear of the building.