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(Neb)-Presumed 3rd Victim In Red Willow Co Fire Wasn't Home After All

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/29/2017 09:47 PM
INDIANOLA, Neb. - Red Willow County Officials says one of the 3 people thought to have died in a house fire in rural Indianola just after midnight Thursday morning actually wasn't there after all.

      Red Willow County Attorney Paul Wood says the fire was called in by 34-year old Laura Swanson of Denver, who said she was visiting her 61-year old parents Douglas and Debra Swanson, the home owners, and that they and her younger sister who lived with them, 24-year old Faith Swanson, had all been all home and had failed to get out.

     Firefighters, though, found only the bodies of the parents and Wood says it turned out that Faith Swanson had left the home before the fire began. She was found later Thursday in neighboring Furnas County and reunited with her older sister at the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office late in the afternoon. They then left together after being interviewed by investigators.

       Wood says autopsies were conducted yesterday on the senior Swansons, but that preliminary results are not yet available. He also says the origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation by the State Fire Marshall’s Office, but that the fire burned so hot and so long - completely destroying the house - that it may be some time before any results are released.


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