INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Authorities don't believe foul play was involved in a fire that killed a family of six in Indianapolis, but say the investigation to determine its origin and cause may be lengthy because there were no survivors.
Forty-seven-year-old Lionel “Leo” Guerra, and his 33-year-old wife, Brandy Mae, died Saturday, as did their 11-year-old son, Esteban, and 8-year-old daughter, Blanquita. 14-year-old Miranda and 6-year-old Fuentes died Sunday.
Fire Department spokeswoman Capt. Rita Reith says autopsies are being performed on all six, but it will be several weeks before toxicology results are confirmed for exact causes of death. Firefighters found the six family members unconscious inside the small bungalow-style home Saturday.
Reith says it is the largest single loss of life for a family because of a fire in the department's history.