Man, woman found dead following fire at Clanton home; police investigating as arson

Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 1:59 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2022 at 12:20 PM CDT
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CLANTON, Ala. (WBRC) - Two bodies were found inside a home following a fire early Tuesday morning on September 20, 2022, according to Clanton Police.

After waiting several weeks for the results from the Department of Forensic Science to complete their analysis, police were able to confirm the identity of the bodies through DNA. Police say the victims have been identified as 49-year-old Tyran Lamont Spigner and 33-year-old Tiffany Nicole Browning.

Police say the manner of the fire is now being investigated as arson, which was started to cover up the murder of the two individuals.

The case is active at this time and the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that may be helpful to the investigation, please contact CPD Detective Joseph Smitherman at 205-755-1194.

Clanton Police Chief Erick Smitherman and Assistant Chief David Clackley said at approximately 1:15 a.m., CPD and Clanton firefighters were called to 2015 Lay Dam Road on a house fire.

Upon arrival, officers said the home was fully involved. Clanton Fire was able to put out the fire without damage to nearby homes.

During the investigation, the bodies of a man and a woman were found in the home, according to Clanton Police.

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Alabama State Fire Marshall and ATF investigators responded to assist in the fire investigation. Currently, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

If you have any information about this case, please contact CPD Detective Joseph Smitherman at (205) 755-1194.

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