Bodies identified in south St. Louis County house fire

Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 12:18 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2023 at 7:37 AM CST
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV) -- A man and a woman died in a house fire in the 1200 block of Wachtel Avenue in south St. Louis County Wednesday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Mark McQuay, 67, and Dorothy Bates, 70, of the 1200 block of Wachtel Avenue.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

St. Louis County police officers arrived on the scene and saw the house fully engulfed in flames just before 10 a.m. Firefighters went into the house and found the man and woman dead inside.

No other information was immediately available. St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson detectives have taken over the investigation.