Winston Smith is discussing:

The grisly remains of a master and his slave in their final death throes have been discovered amid the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

The skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave

So no means of positively identifying them as master and slave. I read the link provided to the original article and nowhere do they make the same claim as Fox did. Stop with the tabloid trash already.

Reading the press release on this, the only clue that one of them was probably a nobleman was the jewelry worn on the remains.