TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – The investigation into a fatal fire that killed twin boys is wrapping up for Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Tracy Brown says part of the investigation has been completed and handed over to prosecutors. Brown says there is still some work to be done on the case.
As News 18 previously reported, according to court documents during the fire investigation on Brandy Kay Court in April a detective spotted several types of ammunition in the house as well as a 22-caliber handgun in a kitchen cabinet.
In an upstairs bedroom the investigator saw marijuana, empty baggies and scales. One downstairs window was covered with black plastic that is commonly done in marijuana grow operations. In front of the garage a soot-covered vehicle had hand prints on the trunk as if someone placed something inside the trunk after the fire.
According to the documents Brandon Abbott, the father of the two boys killed, has a criminal record that includes domestic violence and marijuana offenses. He also has felony convictions for burglary and marijuana possession. Due to his criminal record Abbott cannot legally own firearms.