What started out as a call to put out a fire has turned into an investigation in Wentzville.
According to Major Case Squad, 26-year-old Ruben Roderic Martinez was found dead after firefighters put out the fire at the home he was living in Sunday morning.
Autopsy results show Martinez suffered stab wounds and smoke inhalation that led to his death. Based on testimony by Martinez's friends and family, investigators cannot rule out that the fire and stab wounds were not enacted by Martinez himself. Because of these developments, the squad will disband and hand the investigation back over to local investigators.
If further evidence is discovered, the Major Case Squad can be reactivated.
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