Nine area fire departments answered a call to the former Route 1 auction building north of Watseka early today (Wednesday). The building at State Route 1 and County Road 2189 N is listed a “total loss,” according to Martinton Fire Chief Jim Seabert.
The Grovensvor family had several vehicles in the approximate 40 by 60 foot structure. Some of the contents was saved.
No injury was reported.
Seabert said flames were shooting from the roof when firemen arrived just after midnight. The fire originated in the back of the building on the north-west side. The cause is under investigation.
Two bodies have been found by Deer Creek near Delphi. During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Sargent Kim Riley announce that two bodies were found a mile east of Delphi on the edge of Deer Creek around 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
There has been no positive identification and the area is being treated as a crime scene Foul play has been suspected.
A search resumed today (Tues) for two missing girls, Liberty German and Abigail Williams, both 13 -years-old. The girls were last seen near an abandoned railroad bridge Monday afternoon.
Former Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski has been honored by the Illinois House of Representatives. A Resolution recognizes Bukowski for his many years of service. He retired from a long career in law enforcement last year.
State Representative Lyndsay Parkhurst presented Bukowski with a copy of the House Resolution at Tuesday's Kankakee County Board meeting.
Carroll County, INdiana law enforcement officers and emergency responders continued to follow up on possible leads that could lead them to two missing girls. The girls were last seen near the Monon high bridge trail in Delphi Monday afternoon.
Liberty German and Abigail Williams went missing Monday. The 13-year-old girls were last seen near an abandoned railroad bridge, known as the Monon High Bridge around 1 p.m.
The girls were dropped off near the bridge to walk around and hang out. They had made arrangements to be picked up by a family member later in the afternoon. But when the time came for the girls to be picked up, they never showed up.
Investigators did not suspect foul play and had no information to believe the girls were in any kind of danger, other than being exposed to outside elements.
Investigators looked into having an Amber Alert issued. They were informed this event does not meet the criteria set by state guidelines to have an alert issued.
Police are asking for the public’s help. If anyone knows anything, they are encouraged to call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 765-564-2413.
Libby is 5 feet 4 inches tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a tie dye shirt, fringed at the bottom, gray sweats with unknown black lettering and black Nike shoes.
Abby is also 5 feet 4 inches with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Abby was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a burgundy T-shirt underneath and blue jeans.