Smoke inhalation killed a little boy and a woman in a weekend mobile home fire in Bellevue.
Investigators still are trying to determine the cause of the Saturday fire at the Green Acres mobile home court near 29th Avenue and Hancock Streets, Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov said Tuesday.
Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert has said authorities were focusing on a space heater as the possible cause of the fire.
Authorities haven't released the names of the two victims. They are awaiting DNA results to positively identify the boy and woman, Polikov said.
Neighbors, though, have identified them as Sandra “Sandy” L. Nielsen, described as being in her 60s, and her 7-year-old grandson, Devin Nielsen.
The neighbors said five people, including Devin's father, were in the trailer at the time. The three survivors were treated and released Saturday from the Bellevue Medical Center.
David Nielsen, Sandra Nielsen's son, escaped with two of his children: Aaron, a high school student, and Haylee, a young girl.
— Maggie O'Brien