KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri arson and homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two South American investigators whose bodies were found after an apartment fire over the weekend near the investigation center. biomedical in Kansas City where they worked.
Kansas City police identified the victims as Camila Behrensen, 24, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Pablo Guzmán Palma, 25, from Santiago, Chile.
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research said in a tweet Tuesday that both Behrensen and Palma were predoctoral fellows there.
“Our deepest condolences go out to their families,” the tweet read. “During this difficult time, and most importantly, out of respect for both families, we want to honor and remember the joy, optimism, and exceptional work that these two individuals embodied. and all that they have achieved.
Behrensen and Palma were suffering from what police described as “apparent trauma” when fire crews responded Saturday and extinguished the blaze. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police released few details but said there is a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. On Tuesday they asked anyone with surveillance video for help.
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