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The Lilburn meth house where three children were killed in a fire last year will be demolished, perhaps as early as Thursday, police said.

And officials said the demolition may bring closure to a hurting community.

 

Ms. Neibi Brito and Mr. Joseph Perez (above) were charged with murder in the death of Ms. Brito's three children, police said. They are still searching for the third suspect, Mr. Ivan Gonzalez who has a tattoo on his calf.

Ms. Neibi Brito and Mr. Joseph Perez (above) were charged with murder in the death of Ms. Brito’s three children, police said. They are still searching for the third suspect, Mr. Ivan Gonzalez who has a tattoo on his calf.

Gwinnett County police said Tuesday they received notification that the likely three-day process to tear down the house at 1197 Spring Mill Drive will start soon.

“This location has been a constant reminder of the tragedy that occurred there, and hopefully its demolition will bring some closure to the community,” police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

Three children: Isaac Guevara, 4, Ivan Guevara, 3, and 18-month-old Stacy Brito died following the Feb. 17, 2011 fire, Cpl. Smith said.

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She remained in the Gwinnett County jail Thursday on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, and three counts of felony murder, officials said.

A second suspect, Mr. Joseph A. Perez, who was burned during the fire, was arrested in College Park six days after the fire on similar charges, Cpl. Smith said.

Police are still searching for a third suspect, Mr. Ivan Gonzalez, 27, he said. All three adults lived at the Lilburn home and police believe Mr. Gonzalez and Ms. Brito were in a relationship.

The fire broke out shortly after 4 p.m. at the Spring Mill Drive home and three Good Samaritans stopped to help rescue the three children from the burning home before emergency responders arrived, police said.

During the investigations, deputies found evidence of a meth lab, Cpl. Smith said. They also found more than $190,000 in the walls of the home, 4,555 grams of liquid methamphetamine and a pound of finished methamphetamine, he said.

Police estimate that approximately 4 additional pounds were consumed in the fire.

The missing suspect, Mr. Gonzalez was at the scene when emergency responders first arrived. He was attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose, Cpl. Smith said. When the children were transported from the scene by ambulance, Mr. Gonzalez followed them away, he said.

He was last seen driving a silver or gray Honda passenger car and police believe he may have left the state.He has a large tattoo on the outside of one calf.

 

 

 

 

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