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April 18, 2014

Cause of fire that killed 2 boys still unknown

LAFAYETTE (AP) — A central Indiana sheriff says investigators are continuing to work on what led up to a house fire this month that killed 3-year old twin brothers.

Tippecanoe County Sheriff Tracy Brown says county detectives and a state fire investigator are evaluating witness statements and evidence in what he called a complex case.

Deputies pulled Landon and Liam Abbott from inside the burning home in a rural area southeast of Lafayette on April 5 but they died soon afterward. They were staying with their father, who escaped with burns.

The Journal & Courier reports court documents say officers found drug paraphernalia in the house, prompting a search for items the boys could've used to start the fire or signs of a possible power overload.

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