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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP)– Authorities in Bloomington, Illinois, say a 33-year-old guy hid his household’s mobile phones, killed his 2 children and purposefully set a home fire before hanging himself.
Police on Wednesday recognized the guy as Eric Ringenberg. Authorities recognized the 2 young boys only by their initials, 2-year-old CR and infant sibling, RR.
The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports the mother, 32-year-old Pamela Ringenberg, was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after Tuesday morning’s fire. Autopsies revealed the kids were strangled.
Authorities say house security electronic cameras reveal Eric Ringenberg putting the cellphones in a kitchen area cabinet, then intentionally beginning a fire in the basement after the kids were killed.
The dad then hanged himself.
The cameras likewise show Pamela Ringenberg awaking to the sound of the smoke alarm and searching for her household and cellular phone. She eventually ran away the home and looked for help from neighbors.