Stamford, Conn. (WTNH) - Questions are being raised about the destruction of the house in Stamford where three children and their grandparents were killed in a Christmas Day fire.
According to a published report, the police were not consulted before the mansion was demolished and that could hinder their investigation.
Although no charges have been filed in the case, the Christmas morning fire is the subject of an on-going criminal investigation.
However, there are now questions about just how thorough that probe can be with nothing left of the house.
The New York Post, citing unnamed sources says Stamford police were not consulted before the Victorian mansion was torn down in the days following the deadly fire.
Along with the house evidence of a possible crime could also now be gone.
The fire was sparked by smoldering fire-place embers left in a bag.
7-year-old twins Grace and Sara Badger, 9-year-old Lily Badger and their grandparents Lomer and Pauline Johnson were killed.
The children's mother Madonna Badger and her boyfriend, contractor Michael Borcina both escaped with their lives.
Also according to the Post , investigators are re-interviewing construction workers who worked on the house's renovation. Borcina was the home's contractor.
The report also says the $1.7 million mansion on Shippan Point did have a smoke detector system installed, but it had not been hooked up at the time of the fire.
A Stamford police captain is quoted as saying authorities are trying to 'accelerate' their investigation and the department could have something to release to the public in the next couple of weeks.
Calls to police investigators and the building inspector in Stamford were not returned today.
The deaths of the three young children and their grandparents was ruled accidental.
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