Sheriff: Meth Lab Is to Blame for Bunker Boys’ Death

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BUNKER, MO (KTVI) – Police say an explosion that killed two Bunker, Missouri boys was the result of a meth lab.  The Reynold’s County Sheriff now says they’re looking for the suspects who may have fled the state.

The fatal fired happened on December 1 around 1:30 a.m.  Authorities say the investigation turned up evidence of a meth lab inside the off Highway 72 in Bunker, MO.   Charlie Dewayne Piatt was 2-years-old. His younger brother, James Jason Piatt, was 3-months-old. They both died from smoke inhalation.

The children’s mother, Ronda Ashlock-Piatt said she believed someone inside the home was cooking meth.  Now police are searching for two persons of interest, Josh Maynard and Allen Glasgow. Randolf County officials do believe the pair have fled the state.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts are asked to call the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Office at (573)648-2491.

Anyone wanting to help pay for the boys’ funeral expenses can make donations to the McSpadden Funeral Home, 610 South Main Street, Ellington, Mo 63638.  The funeral home phone number is 573-663-7111.

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