UPDATE: Victims in fatal Lead house fire were mother and adult son

Courtesy KEVN

LEAD, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified the two people who died in a weekend house fire in Lead as a mother and her adult son.

Firefighters responded to the two-story home shortly after 4:30 a.m. Saturday and found the bodies upstairs.

The victims were identified as 85-year old Delores Butcher and 62-year-old Keith Butcher. The Lawrence County Coroner's Office says both died of smoke inhalation.

Local and state officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
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Authorities have identified one of the two people who died in a weekend house fire in Lead.

Firefighters responded to the two-story home shortly after 4:30 a.m. Saturday and found the bodies upstairs.

KEVN-TV reports that the Lead Police Department positively identified one of the victims as 85-year old Delores Butcher. Authorities have tentatively identified the second victim, but DNA testing is not complete.

Local and state officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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