Posted: Apr 19, 2013 9:10 PM by MTN News
Updated: Apr 19, 2013 9:10 PM
LOCKWOOD - The names of four people killed in the Lockwood fire on Hemlock Drive Thursday morning have been released.
According to Mike Linder, Yellowstone County Sheriff, Donavon Fogle, 25, Troy Saylor, 28, Brandi Hansen Moats, 25 (pictured), and Amber-Marie Beyers, 33, were killed Thursday.
All were from Billings.
Autopsies were completed and preliminary cause of death is believed to be by smoke inhalation. However, further tests are still needed.
Investigation remains ongoing. Results of investigation will be forwarded to the Yellowstone County Attorney's Office when completed.
Two suspects, 21-year-old Billings man Zaccary Kern and Robert Bottenhagen, believed to be in connection with the deaths were charged Thursday night with four counts of negligent homicide each and one count of felony arson each.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder could not confirm Kerns and Bottenhagen were the only suspects in the fire, but did tell Q2 that deputies are not actively searching for anyone else.
The fire was called in to Lockwood Fire and Rescue shortly after 4 a.m. and was put out within ten minutes of firefighters arriving on scene.