Midwest City police identify two house fire victims, homicide investigation ongoing

Shelby Hughes, 33, and Bryan Vanassche, 34, were both residents of 1437 Maple Drive at the time of the fire June 21, police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 30, 2014
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Police have released the identities of two people who died in a house fire that’s being investigated as a homicide.

Shelby Hughes, 33, and Bryan Vanassche, 34, were both residents of 1437 Maple Drive when it went up in flames June 21. The fire was put out quickly, but Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes called the two victims’ deaths “suspicious.”

The cause of death for both victims is being held as the investigation into the cause of the fire continues, police said.

Anyone with information about the deaths is asked to call Midwest City police at 739-1306.


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