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Two Found Dead In Ellettsville Fire
Updated July 11, 2014 4:45 AM | Filed under: Fire
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(ELLETTSVILLE) - Investigators suspected foul play after finding a gun near the bodies of two people in a burning Ellettsville home Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to the home in the 7300 block of North Red Hill Road at 8:40 a.m., officials with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.

Monroe County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Brad Swain told The Herald-Times that investigators recovered a gun within close proximity of the two bodies.

Neighbors reported the woman who lived in the home had made comments about harming her 16-year-old son and herself.

"He was a very good kid, he's always been good at school, always did good in sports and everybody's loved him. He was a very popular kid around here," the neighbor said.

Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer says foul play is suspected.

The victims were not yet identified, but more details would be released after autopsies were conducted Friday morning.

A neighbor told police the fire spread fast and that they attempted to get the homeowner's attention and called 911 around 8:30 a.m. while making desperate attempts to breaking into the house to alert the family.

"Grabbed as many rocks as we could, tried busting out windows so we could jump in, and when we broke them out, there was fire just rolling out of it," he said.

The neighbor says his father ran around hoping to kick in a back door.

"As he was doing that, I grabbed a big concrete flower pot and threw it through the side of the house," he said.

By that time, he says the fire got too much for his dad, and all efforts to get inside failed. It was too late.

"The fire got so hot that you couldn't stand 30 feet from it without it singing the hair off your head," the neighbor said.

This story will be updated as new information develops.‚Äč



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