BONNE BAY Police say more information could come from the medical examiner in St. John’s Tuesday or Wednesday concerning a fire that destroyed a Bonne Bay cabin and killed three people last week.
RCMP spokesman Marc Coulombe said the bodies were extremely burnt and the examiner may have to use dental records to confirm exactly whose ashes those were in the fire.
“I’ve been told that there was nothing left of the cabin except a couple of posts in the ground,” said Coulombe. “It’s just one of those situations where we need to let the medical examiner do what he needs to do because if we speculate it could come back and bite us.”
The fire occurred last Tuesday on Whitewash Road at an area locally known as Bonne Bay Big Pond. The cabin was between 17 and 20 kilometres from Highway 430 and is accessible only by a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Police confirmed over the weekend that the remains found in the rubble were indeedhuman and sent them to St. John’s to be examined and identified.