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Tight lid kept on investigation into Brownsboro fire

By Jamey Boyum - email

BROWNSBORO, TX (KLTV) - The investigation continues into the house fire near Brownsboro which left two people dead.  Authorities remained at the scene all day on Thursday, and say they will stay until the investigation is complete.

The victims still have not been positively identified, but KLTV spoke with the father of the home owner.

Robbie and Cheryl Timmerman lived at the house on FM 317. Now, it's been reduced to a burned husk.

Marvin Timmerman says the last time he saw his son, Robbie was Sunday.

"We all went out to dinner after church Sunday. And, Robbie always called me every day and I believe he called me Monday afternoon about 2 o'clock, because he always called every day. He always called me," Marvin said.

The fire victims could not be identified and have been sent to Dallas for autopsies. They will have to be identified with dental records.

"If we can find dental records on both parties. It's possible we'll have to go with DNA," said Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt.

The ATF and Texas Rangers are aiding in the investigation, and an accelerant sniffing dog was brought in from Smith County.

"At this point we're not releasing the findings," said Sheriff Nutt.

At a fire like this, investigators keep a tight lid on information.

"We've just been conducting what we consider to be a crime scene investigation even though we don't know if a crime has been committed," the Sheriff said.

Family members have not been able to reach Robbie and Cheryl Timmerman, and fear the worst.

"Well, they were good church going people, and they were in church every Sunday, every Wednesday," Robbie's father said.

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