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Kidnapping investigation house burns

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

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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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