Body Found in NY Shooter's House

Cops think it's Spengler's sister, but no ID yet
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2012 2:45 PM CST
Body Found in NY Shooter's House
Homes burn on Lake Road, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Webster, NY. Police announced today that they had found human remains at the site.   (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Max Schulte)

Human remains have been found in the house that William Spengler burned down yesterday, in the ruse he used to fatally lure firefighters to the scene. Police in the Western New York town of Webster announced the grisly find this afternoon, reports the Democrat and Chronicle, and believe it is the body of Spengler's 67-year-old sister, Cheryl Spengler, who shared the house with him and has been missing since yesterday. A medical examiner will need to make a positive identification. Police said William Spengler was "equipped to go to war," adds the AP. (More William Spengler stories.)

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