Sheriff Says Waiting for Test Results Can Be Lengthy

Local News Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Community members continue to clamor for details regarding the deaths of a popular Lake Ozark couple found dead in their home. The bodies of Anand and Kourtney Torres were found in early November with no cause of death clearly evident. Since then, autopsies have been conducted along with toxicology tests. Camden County Sheriff Tony Helms says he understands that people want results, but it’s a lengthy process that’s out of their hands.

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The sheriff says he’s seen times when six months was not considered a long time to get those results back. When they do come back, what gets released is partially dependent on the impact it has on the family if there’s no evidence of a crime.

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In the meantime, Helms says there’s a possibility that some agencies could start using a different lab in hopes of getting test results more quickly.

Local News Saturday, February 1st, 2020

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