SHELL KNOB, Mo. (AP) -- The five victims of a fatal mobile home fire in rural southwestern Missouri early Saturday morning have been identified as a mother, her three children and a family friend.
The Stone County Sheriff's Department identified them as 20-year-old Robin Norup and her three children -- 3-year-old Juan Jose Beltran, 2-year-old Alechena Tronsco and 7-month-old Marcello Beltran -- and family friend, 22-year-old Martin Williams Jr.
Fire officials say the cause of the fire in Shell Knob might never be known because of the extensive damage from the blaze, which was reported before 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
Shell Knob is located in the Mark Twain National Forest, about 40 miles south of Springfield.