Two found dead in Avilla, Mo. home; Deputies investigating

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AVILLA, Mo. — Two people were found dead in a home in Avilla Sunday evening and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is in the very early stages of finding out what happened.

Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser said an individual came to the house on Greenfield Street in Avilla and saw someone inside who didn’t respond to knocks and shouts.

That person called 911 and the Avilla Fire Department responded and entered the home.

Kaiser said the initial call came in around 5:30 p.m., Sunday.

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Upon entry, firefighters found two people who were dead and called in sheriff’s deputies.

“I can confirm there are two people deceased here,” Kaiser said in an interview around 8:30 p.m. I don’t have next of kin notified so I can’t release any other information. I don’t even have a confirmed cause of death because it’s so early in the investigation.”

Kaiser said it was too early to label the investigation as anything other than a death investigation.

He said he couldn’t even say whether this was an isolated incident.

“It’s too early to say if there’s a continued danger to the public because honestly we don’t know,” Kaiser said. “I would tell you if I feel like this is an isolated incident, but I don’t know yet.

“I would just tell people to use caution and make sure their houses are secure, their vehicles are secure. If they see something that looks suspicious and doesn’t feel right, please feel free to call us and let us know and we’ll be happy to come check it out.”

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