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Four people and a family dog are dead and two others injured after a fire erupted at a home in De Soto, Missouri, this weekend.
The blaze started around 2 a.m. on Sunday and claimed the lives of Joe Detter, 76, and his wife, 74-year-old Frances Detter, according to KMOV.
The couple’s daughter, 37-year-old Sherri Detter, was also killed, along with their 18-year-old granddaughter, Kari Detter.
The two survivors were Kari and Sherri’s boyfriends, the outlet said. The two men escaped the burning home by hopping out of second-story windows, family members told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. One of them remains hospitalized.
Joe was remembered as a “great friend” by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.
“We are so saddened and at a loss of words to hear of the loss of Joe Detter, his wife and granddaughter,” they said in a statement to KMOV. “He has been