Structure Fire Victims Identified
Sheriff Shane Jones has released the name of the victims of a fatal structure fire on March 8, 2022 in Pope County as 69-year-old Herman Ahrens and 66-year-old Kathryn Ahrens of Lamar (in Pope County).
On March 8, 2022, Pope County Sheriff's Deputies responded with rural fire departments to a structure fire in the 400 block of Diamond Place. Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered a fully involved structure and were notified by family members on scene that 2 individuals were possibly inside the residence. After the responding fire departments extinguished the fire, it was discovered that the 2 individuals were deceased inside the home. Pope County Investigators responded to the scene to investigate the origin of the fire and notify family members.
Sheriff Jones would like to offer his condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ahrens during this difficult time.