Two of the seven occupants, 27 year-old Kay Williams and 49 year-old David Eickstaedt were able to jump from windows of the residence to avoid death. Both were transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon where they were treated for smoke inhalation and injuries sustained as a result of jumping from the burning house. Williams and Eickstaedt were released from the Legacy Emanuel late last week.
The remaining five occupants were found dead inside the burned home. All five were transported to the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office where autopsies were performed. Smoke inhalation was determined to be the cause of death for the two adults and three children. The fire victims’ identities were verified through various processes. 46- year-old Treasa Philpott was identified through dental records, 29 year-old Kristopher Morton was identified through verification of tattoos, and the three children; 5 year-old Evan Williams, 2 year-old Rowan Harvey and 5 month-old Annabelle Williams were identified using DNA.
Williams, her three children and Eickstaedt were tenants of the burned rental property while Philpott and Morton were guests of Eickstaedt and Williams.