Victims identified, investigation continues into fatal fire near Sherman

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, TX - We now the names of the three people found dead after a fire at a residence near Sherman. The bodies of 30-year-old Brian Lee Ritchie, 25-year-old Misty Yvonne Ballou, and her sister 28-year-old Cassandra Dawn Ballou were recovered from the home on Reynolds Lane on Monday morning.

Texas Rangers and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are assisting the Grayson County Sheriff's Office in the investigation into the deaths. The bodies have been taken to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office for autopsies.

Investigators are treating the case as a triple homicide and arson.

"Once the ATF completes their investigation, we will know where the fire started and how," Sgt. Rickey Wheeler with the Grayson County Sheriff's Office says.

If you have any information in regards to this crime you are asked to contact the Grayson County Sheriff's Office at 903-813-4200 or submit your tip anonymously through the county's website at this link: http://www.co.grayson.tx.us/tips.htm..


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