Michigan State Police personnel say they are getting closer to naming the two people who died in a house fire last Friday night in Portage Township. Lieutenant Derrick Carroll says the condition of the bodies is too poor to get a conclusive ID via autopsy, which leaves some uncertainty.
There is no timeframe for when other means of verifying identification will be complete.
The Valley Road home was engulfed in flames shortly after 9:00 PM on Friday, January 7th. The cause of the blaze has not been determined. MSP believes the victims are 32-year-old John Makela and 27-year-old Breanna Makela, a husband and wife who lived at the residence.