CASA GRANDE, AZ - The chief surgeon at the Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, her husband and 11-year-old son are believed to be the three individuals discovered dead after their home caught fire yesterday in Casa Grande, according to authorities.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office released the names of the three suspected victims late Saturday morning, however said the Medical Examiner's Office still needs to confirm the identities using dental records.
Neighbors reported a large house fire around 6:37 a.m. Friday morning at the Desert Highlands subdivision and called 911. Crews arrived to find the home completely engulfed in flames. Desert Highlands is located northeast of Casa Grande.
PCSO confirmed that the home was owned by Joyce Bonenberger Brough, 51, who has been the chief medical surgeon at CGRMC since 2004, and her husband Dennis Edward Brough, 50. Their 11-year-old son Trevor also lived at the residence.
A neighbor reportedly tried to kick in the front door and threw a rock through a window to yell to the people inside, according to the PSCO release.
The president and CEO of the Casa Grande Regional Medical Center released the following statement Saturday:
Dr. Bonenberger was a beloved member of the CGRMC Medical Staff. She was a surgeon who made a real difference in the lives of many patients and staff members in our community. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, willingness to train medical students, and her interest in improving the lives of her patients through surgical interventions. Her contributions to CGRMC are invaluable.
Dr. Bonenberger joined the CGRMC staff in 1999.
Authorities said the body of an adult male was found in the garage, an adult female was found in the master bedroom and the body of a child was in another bedroom, according to a release.
Detectives and arson investigators continue to investigate the cause of the fire.