Body Found After Fire in Monett

    An investigation is underway into a fire at a house in Monett where a deceased male was discovered in the basement.

    Officials tell Ozarks First that the Monett Fire Department responded to the report of the fire on 2nd Street Tuesday afternoon and discovered the body while battling the blaze. The identity of the victim has not been released. 

    The State Fire Marshall is working with police and fire officials in this investigation. 

    Monett Police is asking anyone with information on this fire to contact them at 417-235-4241 or The Barry County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-635-TIPS (8477).

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