Investigators halt search for Tennessee fire victim - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Investigators halt search for Tennessee fire victim

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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -
Fire investigators have halted the search for the remains of a five-year-old Indianapolis boy believed to have died in a cabin fire in Tennessee.

Tayveon Temple, 5, and Ricky Hudson, 56, both of Indianapolis, died in the April 12, 2014 fire. They were part of a group of more than 20 family friends from Indianapolis and Louisville staying in the rental at Cabins at the Crossing, a vacation resort near Pigeon Forge, when it caught fire.

Hudson worked frantically to get others out of the burning cabin. He sustained lacerations from broken glass during the fire and died from his injuries.

Fire investigators spent five days searching for Tayveon Temple, but said they have exhausted all means of sifting through debris to locate his remains.

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office, State Fire Marshal's Office Bomb and Arson Section, University of Tennessee Anthropology Department and several local fire departments all participated in the search.

"We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased," Bomb and Arson Director Dewey Woody said. "We will continue to focus on processing evidence and investigating the circumstances surrounding this tragedy." 
The joint investigation by the Sevier County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office Bomb and Arson Section into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
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