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Kidnapping investigation house burns

The home is being investigated in connection to the disappearance of Cassidy Rainwater

The home of jailed alleged kidnapper James Phelps burned to the ground Monday night, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. Also Monday night, an explosive device was detonated in a controlled explosion by a fire department at the scene on Moon Valley Road near Windyville. Multiple fire departments showed up to contain the fire. A Dallas County deputy found something that resembled a tripwire near the fire and the Springfield Fire Department’s bomb squad was called in to investigate, the sheriff’s office said. For more on this story see Wednesday's LCR.


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