Fatal Fire

Kathy Blentlinger

At 3:30 one morning in 2007, Penny Smith is awakened by a phone call. The voice on the other end tells her that her younger sister, Kathy’s house is on fire. She isn’t terribly worried — she knows her sister is safe because she was spending the night at a friend’s house, but she heads to the scene of the fire right away. Once she arrives, Penny realizes she was wrong. Kathy’s car is parked in the driveway and investigators inform her that, sadly, Kathy perished in the fast-moving fire—a fire so hot that it melted the siding off a neighbor’s house. Even in the fog of their anguish, Penny and her brother, Monty Grover, know instantly that the fire was no accident —and the investigators confirm—the fire was purposefully set and her sister was murdered. Penny and Monty believe they know who set the fire that killed Kathy—it’s the same person who has set over 20 other fires in the small town of Mt. Sterling.

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2 Comments

  1. Diana Watkins

    We all know who killed Kathy , but can’t prove it . An now she ( the murderer will never be punished because she herself died from medical reasons . ) The murder has not only set fires in Mt Sterling she is also involved with fires set in Meredosia Illinois , including her own parents home . But there is no proof of these either . Makes me sick to know with our judicial system a criminals have more rights then the innocent . When there is so much sercomstantual evidence against one person for a specific type of crime committed over an over , a judge or jury can’t see it . . An yes Kathy was a friend an neighbor at the time of her murder .

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  2. Nicole

    I pray for the family to finally get the answers they have awaited so long for its just going to take that one person or persons to do the right thing and tell what they know so the family can finally have the peace they so deserve

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