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Questions linger about Flora fire investigation

he Indiana NAACP is addressing the Flora fire that killed four young girls last November. It's all part of its State Convention in Indianapolis.

Posted: Oct 28, 2017 9:27 AM
Updated: Oct 28, 2017 9:27 AM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana NAACP is addressing the Flora fire that killed four young girls last November. It's all part of its State Convention in Indianapolis.

The tragedy is on the minds of many at this week's event.

The Clarion Hotel is the site of the NAACP's state convention this week. Part of Thursday's agenda includes a news conference. One of the topics addressed was the Flora fire.

The NAACP is now looking into what happened. As News 18 previously reported, the fire was ruled as arson.

Many questions still linger about the investigation. State Conference President Barbara Bolling-Williams says the association is doing what it can to help solve the case.

That includes contacting Carroll schools and law enforcement.

Boiling-Williams said the lack of communication and silence "smells of a cover-up."

She compared it with the Birmingham Church bombings. Three people from Flora were recognized at the news conference. They've helped raise money for the family and spread awareness of the case.

News 18 will be speaking with members of the NAACP as well as those Flora community members. Find out what they believe needs to be done to bring justice for the girls on News 18 at Five and Six.

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