Sun, Oct 4, 2015


UPDATE: Fatal House Fire in Bedford County This Past Sunday

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News surrounding the fatal fire in Bedford County on Sunday night that was believed to have left two children and their grandparents dead has taken a strange turn. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office have now declared the two children, 9-year old Chloie Leverette and 7-year old Greg Daniel as missing. Crews searched for their bodies on Wednesday, but turned up empty handed. The bodies of 72-year old Leon McClaran and 70-year old Mollie McClaren were however found in the remains of the burnt home. Their bodies were located on Monday. 

Latest Update:

An endangered child alert has been issued for the two children who had been presumed dead in a Bedford County fire over the weekend.
The children, 9-year-old Chloie Leverette and 7-year-old Gage Daniel, were declared missing by Sheriff Randall Boyce early Wednesday morning after two days of searching the charred home. According to State Bomb and Arson investigators, the children were not victims of the fire and their whereabouts were unknown.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol flew over the area Wednesday with a helicopter using infrared cameras to search for the bodies.

Investigators used cadaver dogs to search the home Tuesday. The bodies of the children’s grandparents, 72-year-old Leon McClaran and 70-year-old Mollie McClaran, were found in the rubble on Monday.

Chloie is described as a white female, approximately 4’8″ and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Gage is described as a white male, approximately 4′ and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Investigators said the home burned Sunday night at super high temperatures, up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. Sheriff Boyce sent detectives to interview family members, to see if anyone thinks the children might have been taken from the scene, but he is convinced that is not the case. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Chloie and Gage, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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