PEMBROKE, Ky. (WKRN) – The two people whose remains were found inside a burned car in Kentucky have been identified by state police.
Authorities said the victims, found in November on Rosetown Road in Pembroke, are 58-year-old Pamela Phillips and 63-year-old Ed Dansereau.
Both had been shot to death prior to the car being set on fire.
Kentucky State Police said the female victim, Phillips, was the wife of the man, identified as Cal Phillips, found shot to death inside a nearby home, and the male victim, Dansereau, was their neighbor.
Phillips was scheduled to testify in an upcoming court-martial at Fort Campbell. He was listed as a witness for the prosecution and the defense in the case of Maj. Christian Martin, who is charged with sexual assault and mishandling classified information.
Authorities said DNA samples sent by investigating agencies were compared to DNA samples taken from the remains in the burned car, leading them to make a positive match.
Investigators have sent evidence collected at all three scenes–the burned car, the Phillips’ home and Dansereau’s home— to the Kentucky State Police labs for testing and continue to conduct interviews with all who are involved.
No further details regarding the investigation are being released at this time.