Breaking: Information released on victims from Brittany Court house fire

BLOOMINGTON, IL - Police have released information on the 3 victims who died from the house fire at 14 Brittany Court.

Due to the graphic nature of the crime the age and name of the kids are not being released.

One of the victims has been identified as 33 year old Eric. N. Ringenberg.

Bloomington police and fire arrived on the scene and discovered heavy smoke coming from the residence.

The three victims were located in the basement of the residence. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, Pamela Ringenberg woke up to the sound of the smoke alarm near her bedroom. She looked for her cell phone to call for help but could not find it. She frantically searched for her family members but was unable to find them. Home surveillance cameras show, prior to the fire, Eric Ringenberg concealing the family cell phones including Pamela's in a kitchen cabinet.

Autopsy results show the two children died from strangulation via ligature while Eric Ringenberg's death was a suicide. Video from in-home surveillance cameras provides evidence of Eric's sole role in the deaths of the children. Cameras also show the fire was intentionally set by Eric Ringenberg after the children were already dead.


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