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Authorites ID Two Adults and 3-Year-Old Boy Who Died in Jasper House Fire

JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ Authorities have identified the three people who died in a southern Indiana apartment fire.
 
Dubois County Coroner Bob Veatch says the predawn fire in Jasper Wednesday killed 3-year-old Robert Parsley; his mother, 20-year-old Linsey Parsley; and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Alex Snedeker.
 
Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang tells The Herald the child had been taken from his bedroom and all three victims were found near a window in another room.


He says investigators believe the fire started in a clogged dryer vent in the upstairs apartment of a two-story house. Mayor Terry Seitz says a passerby woke up residents of the downstairs apartment, who safely escaped.

 
Hochgesang says batteries were removed from a downstairs smoke detector and upstairs smoke detectors didn't appear to be operating.
 
Jasper's about 50 miles northeast of Evansville. 

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