This wire story ran in some newspapers around the state without the victims names. Don’t worry, it wasn’t us.
2 found in burned van in eastern Ky. identified
The Associated Press
McKEE, Ky. —
Authorities have identified two eastern Kentuckians found dead in a burned van.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that autopsy results and Kentucky State Police show 31-year-old Christopher R. Wicker and 51-year-old Patricia Gabbard, both of McKee, died of smoke inhalation.
Police say Wicker and Gabbard were living in the van and that a propane lantern used as a light and heat source inside the vehicle started the fire.
Police say the bodies and fire were found in Jackson County.
Our sweet home on wheels has a smoke/CO detector, fire extinguisher and propane alarm. We only ran the burners on those cold Vermont mornings after we were well awake and out of bed. What using your propane stove for heat Steve? When its 34 degrees inside the van you’d want some sorta heater too.