Officials say boy's remains likely incinerated

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Associated Press

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:04 AM

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials haven't found the remains of a 5-year-old Indiana boy who is presumed dead following a fire at a rental cabin in East Tennessee and say it's likely they were completely incinerated.

Sevier County Sheriff Office Capt. Jeff McCarter told the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1lImL9g) that firefighters and investigators spent several days sifting through debris. He said anthropologists told police that there was a "great possibility" that no remains exist for Tyveon Temple.

The fire broke out April 12 at a Sevierville cabin where 22 people from Kentucky and Indiana were staying.

One other person, 56-year-old Ricky Hudson, died after suffering severe lacerations from breaking a window in an attempt to save others. Hudson was the boy's step-grandfather.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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