The teen has now been arrested and charged with the murder of her brother and the unidentified female, who may be her missing mother.
Emergency services were called to a blaze at a property in Forsyth, Monroe County at around 3.30 am Thursday morning.
First responders found two badly burned bodies wer. e discovered inside the home and were originally identified as Gerald and Candace. Emergency services called to a blaze at this home, in Monroe County at around 3.30 am
Thursday morning thought the children were both killed and their mother missing
Officers reported the pair’s mother Tasha Vandiver, 46, missing and her vehicle, a white 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, unaccounted for.
‘Tasha has been entered as missing and we are unsure at this time if she is in any danger,’ a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office news release said Thursday.
However, a nationwide lookout for the car led Kentucky police to locate the vehicle later that afternoon more than 450 miles away in McCracken County.
When they pulled the vehicle over, they found Candace behind the wheel, 13WMAZ reported.
The teen suspect who attends Mary Persons High School, told officers that she was bound for Oregon: “We believe she’s got a boyfriend in Oregon,” Freeman said.
The sheriff said officers searched the white Chevy Malibu she was in and located some incriminating things.
Monroe sheriff’s investigators traveled through the night Thursday to Kentucky and spoke to Candace Walton, Sheriff Freeman said.
It has not been confirmed if she is the other person whose remains were found in the burned home.
Initially the fire was not believed to be intentionally set.
Walton has been charged with arson, theft by taking, and two counts of murder.