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    WI - Locally famous makeup artist, 36, dies in fire

    http://fox6now.com/2013/08/08/five-a...elafield-home/

    Sarah is known and loved by myself and many of my friends and we all know that this whole thing just does not add up. The following words are mine. Please if any sleuthers have an extra minute any insight into this case would be so appreciated. Sarah Brucker is very well known in the Milwaukee community for her make up boutique and high profile local styling business. She died in a suspicious fire on Wednesday evening, 10 minutes after getting home. She leaves behind two children, 4 and 7. Was in the middle of a divorce from a rocky marriage. The children were supposedly with their father the night of the fire. Everyone escaped the 3 condo unit fire except her. The Dept. of Criminal Investigation has been brought in. Still have not heard a COD.

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    Hmmm... Would the fire need to be helped along by some kind of accelarant for it to get out of control so quickly? She was only home for 10 minutes, and I don't believe the house was on fire when she got there, so that leaves a very short time frame. I know people can be overcome by smoke inhalation very quickly, but would a fire really have gotten that big before she was able to get herself out? It's not like she was asleep, she had literally just gotten home.

    It's very lucky that the children weren't home. Bless their little hearts.

    I'm so sorry that you've lost your friend, Angela. I hope we can find the answers you are all looking for. My thoughts are with you, and all those who knew and loved Sarah. ((hugs))
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    I'm so sorry about your friend. The neighbor is quoted in the article as thinking the whole thing just went up too quickly. Hopefully the investigation will determine if something was done to her apartment.
    Last edited by txsvicki; 08-10-2013 at 10:48 PM. Reason: correction

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    How terrible.

    May I suggest hiring a PI?

    I'll be thinking about you and her family.
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    for her two children and loved ones.


    What a horrible death!! Sounds like accelarate in the room and maybe a
    cigarette was lit or appliance was turned on .... TV??

    The Fire Department's Criminal Investigators will find out what happened.

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    Here's a new article that mentions a weird text to her boyfriend and the fact that she was located near an exit and it doesn't make sense that she didn't get out.

    http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-...z/-/index.html

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    http://fox6now.com/2013/08/11/hoping...-in-delafield/

    Autopsy results were expected to be release yesterday, but I am not finding that they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiogirl View Post
    http://fox6now.com/2013/08/11/hoping...-in-delafield/

    Autopsy results were expected to be release yesterday, but I am not finding that they were.
    Everything I saw said they should be released on Monday, but they weren't. I find that odd, then the article comes out today saying suspicious cirtcumstances surround the death. I'm trying to figure out why she would send a text to the boyfriend telling him to hurry if she had just talked to him. Did she notice something weird and want him to walk her inside? If there was a real issue it seems like she would have called other people when the boyfriend didn't answer. Maybe she did, the article only mentions the calls with the boyfriend.

    I'll be watching this one. Something is obviously off.

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    Cause of death is soot and smoke inhalation. She was found in a fetal position with her back to the wall near an egress.

    http://fox6now.com/2013/08/13/search...tal-fire-case/

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    Witnesses in the area said the house was almost immediately engulfed.


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    Sarah's parents and the father of her children sat far apart at the funeral.

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    "A neighbor heard two explosions before fire consumed a three-unit apartment building on Maple Avenue, along the shore of Pewaukee Lake, last Wednesday, apparently claiming the life of Sarah Brucker, 36, who lived in an upstairs apartment."

    http://www.livinglakecountry.com/lak...219282941.html

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    Here is the search warrant
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelainwi View Post
    "A neighbor heard two explosions before fire consumed a three-unit apartment building on Maple Avenue, along the shore of Pewaukee Lake, last Wednesday, apparently claiming the life of Sarah Brucker, 36, who lived in an upstairs apartment."

    http://www.livinglakecountry.com/lak...219282941.html
    So she had just gotten home, had 2 explosions to warn her to get out and still was overcome by smoke inhalation before she could get out? From the pictures her apartment couldn't have been that large, plus she was found by a window or a door. I know that smoke can overcome you quite quickly, but I still don't understand how she didn't get out. It really bothers me. RIP Sarah.

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    I feel like she must have been incapacitated somehow, chloroform or something?? IT makes no sense that she did not get out and if you read the search warrant she tried to call her boyfriend several times and sent him a text saying please hurry up....

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