Body identified in trailer fire

Published 09/13 2012 10:57PM

Updated 09/17 2012 04:16AM

RANTOUL -- A family gets the phone call they have been dreading. Their son was found dead in a mobile home fire. 

It happened last month in the 1200-block of Cypress lane. Police have been investigating it as arson. They arrested 21-year old Brandon Young.
Shawn Richardson was the kind of son who called his mother everyday. After that fire, those phone calls stopped. 

This morning she found out the body found in a trailer home fire was identified as her son. Witnesses say they saw two men go into the trailer and some say only one came out. 

Just last week police returned to the scene. That's when they found the human remains.
After talking to investigators, the family believes Richardson was dead before the fire started. We haven't been able to get that confirmed by police. The family plans to hold a vigil sometime next week.

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