Three bodies found in rubble of burned down home in NE Houston

A man, his mother and future mother-in-law were found dead inside a home that burned to the ground Thursday
March 7, 2014 8:19:45 PM PST
Police investigators are looking to see if a crime may have also taken place inside a burned-down northeast Houston where three bodies were discovered.

Arson investigators spent Friday morning sifting through the rubble of the home on Westmont and Redondo. Inside of the house were the bodies of 25-year-old Slade Feige, his mother, 63-year-old Gwen Feige and Slade's future mother-in-law, Gina Mims.

"There's no finding anything in there," said Emily Mims. "They're gone. And I'm out of tears today. I don't have anything left."

Mims says those who died were her fiance, his mother and her own mother. They all lived in the home together.

She was at work when the fire started Thursday afternoon.

"When I got here, the house was in flames and the firemen wouldn't go in," said Mims.

"The fire was intense, but once firefighters knocked it down, they started searching through the debris," said HFD Deputy Chief Jerry Wedgeworth. "Around midnight last night, we did find a 25-year-old male victim in the house."

By mid-morning, a second body had been found and the third was discovered during the afternoon.

Mims, meanwhile, is still coming to grips with the weight of her loss.

"I did not think it was going to end like this," she said. "Out of all the ways you can die, in a house fire and it's just traumatic."

And with everything gone in a few hours, she says they don't even have insurance to at least rebuild.

"People have given us water and blankets and been hospitable but there's nothing you can do, I just have to rebuild from square one," Mims said.

Investigators tell us the early indications are this fire was not intentionally set. Right now, there are no signs so far of foul play.

Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices


Load Comments