A 26-year-old Wentzville man, Ruben Roderic Martinez, was found dead in a home in the 500 block of South Walnut in Wentzville after firefighters responded to that address for a fire early Sunday morning.
According to police, the death appears to be a homicide.
Wentzville Chief of Police Kurt Frisz requested the involvement of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad.
“18 investigators are currently assigned and Captain Scott Will of the Maryland Heights Police Department is the deputy commander assigned. Investigation is ongoing,” the department said in a press release.
The major case squad reassured residents that they are not in danger, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported after a press conference.
Anyone with information about this case can contact the Wentzville Police Department at 636-327-5105.