Police Confirm Identity of Man Killed in Early Morning House Fire
The victim, who died in a two-alarm house fire in unincorporated Fenton, has been identified as 24-year-old Charles Odell.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has confirmed the identity of a man found dead inside a burning home this morning in unincorporated Fenton.
The 24-year-old man has been identified as Charles Odell, said Sheriff Glenn Boyer in a news release. The next of kin have been notified.
Kelly Kinealy, a friend of Odell's mother, said she watched "Charlie" grow up. She told Patch Odell was a well liked, bright young man.
"He will be missed by many," Kinealy said in a comment on an earlier story. "He was a bright and lovable young man. My heart is just sad. It's a sad, sad day."
Firefighters originally reported that the home at 14 Ridge Dr. was in High Ridge. However, it is located in Fenton in unincorporated Jefferson County.
Odell had been staying at the home by himself, police say. The fire appears to have begun in a bedroom, but a cause has yet to be determined. The investigation is ongoing.
See previous articles:
- Fire Officials Investigating Early Morning High Ridge-Area House Fire
- Man Found Dead in Burning High Ridge Home