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Rock Quarry Road fire victim identified

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | 5:17 p.m. CST; updated 4:45 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 9, 2009

COLUMBIA — The victim of a Jan. 20 fire on Rock Quarry Road has been identified as Randall A. Bailey, 41, of Columbia, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

Carolyn Mathews told police Bailey was living in the structure behind her house on 4200 Rock Quarry Road and was seen in it shortly before the fire, the release states. Because of damage to the body, identification had to wait for a DNA analysis to be done by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory.

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Mathews was home when the fire was reported at 3:05 a.m. She was not injured in the fire, and her house did not sustain any damage.

Fire crews found Bailey's body in the rubble of the shed after they put out the fire.

Deputy Medical Examiner Eddie Adelstein said there was evidence of smoke inhalation, and the exact cause of death was asphyxiation and internal trauma. No signs of foul play were evident.

Columbia Fire Department previously deemed the cause of the fire undetermined, but Battalion Chief Steven Sapp said it could have been the result of an electrical malfunction.


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