The state Department of Homeland Security says the cause of a house fire in northern Indiana that killed a state trooper and his daughter has been declared undetermined.
Officer Stephanie Thompson and Mya Thompson died on February 17 after a fire completely engulfed their Monticello home.
The scene was examined by department investigators, as well as investigators and engineers from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the agency said.
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“Because the home was a total loss, the ultimate source and cause could not be identified,” the department told WRTV-TV in a statement Thursday.
Sergeant Thompson was a 23-year veteran of the State Police and the wife of White Circuit Judge Jason Thompson.
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Monticello police and several fire departments responded to the fire around 2 a.m. Thursday and arrived to find the house completely engulfed in flames, state police said.
The house is located near Shafer Lake in Monticello, about 30 miles north of Lafayette.
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State police and the Indiana Fire Marshal’s office are investigating the cause of the fire.