Body found in burned home of killer of 2 firemen

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 26 at 1:35 AM

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Police have found human remains in the burned-out home of the Webster, N.Y., ex-con who killed two firefighters and believe the victim is the gunman's sister.
 
   Police Chief Gerald Pickering said Tuesday the remains were found in the charred house that 62-year-old William Spengler shared with his 67-year-old sister, Cheryl. A medical examiner will need to determine the identity.
 
   Police say Willliam Spengler armed himself with a revolver, shotgun and military-style rifle before he set his house afire to lure first responders into a pre-dawn death trap on Christmas Eve.
 
   Pickering says Spengler "was equipped to go to war."
 
   Spengler killed himself as seven houses burned around him. A friend said Spengler hated his sister but police say a motive hasn't been determined.
 

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