The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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November 23, 2012

Wheaton apartment fire victims identified

WHEATON, Mo. — Barry County Coroner Jim Fohn has identified four of the five victims of Thursday's apartment fire in Wheaton.

Among those killed were Jonathan "Jay" Gimmecke, 32; Molly Doherty, 54; Mary Henning, 43; and Henning's 8-year-old son, Brandon Thurston.

The fifth victim is to be named pending the notification of relatives, Fohn said. Autopsies will be performed on all the victims.

The fire also displaced 16 others.

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