2 bodies found in trailer fire

Police said they found the bodies of a male gunshot victim and a woman inside a burned-out trailer in Manistee County on Friday.
AP Wire
Mar 5, 2012

The Manistee County Sheriff’s Department said firefighters got a call to the trailer Friday afternoon and found in engulfed in flames. The home is in Springdale Township, just outside Thompsonville and about 25 miles southwest of Traverse City.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reported authorities found the bodies after the fire was extinguished.

The victims were 51-year-old Douglas B. Nichols and 56-year-old Joan M. Miller. Authorities said it looks like Nichols had a bullet wound to the head.

Autopsies are planned for today, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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