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Apr 24, 2013 6:20 PM by Josh Breslow

Mother Of Three Presumed Dead In Boyle County House Fire

A Boyle County family is left with many questions after their home was destroyed by fire Wednesday and a body believed to be that of a loved one was found in the rubble.

The fire broke out around 1 a.m. on Venetian Way in Danville. A search hours later led to the discovery of a body presumed by family, friends, and investigators to be that of 37-year-old Libby Moore, a resident of the home.

"It just feels weird knowing she's not there no more," said Moore's 16-year-old son, Larry, who told LEX 18 he was at the family's cabin when he learned what happened. "I was asleep. It was 3 in the morning. My dad wakes me up and says the house is on fire. I sat there for a second. I couldn't believe it."

Though the body had not been identified as of Wednesday afternoon, Moore said he knows it's his mother, a woman he describes as "kind," "generous," and "loving."

"She would always be there for me. She would do anything. She'd let me have freedom. I mean she'd always make sure she knew what I was doing but she would just let me go out and be a teenager. We'd always go to the lake together," said Moore. "I just wish I could figure out what happened and how it started, at least."

Investigators spent more than 12 hours on the scene working into Wednesday afternoon putting out hot spots and searching for clues. With "how?" and "why?" still unclear, Moore said there's nothing left to do but wait.

"I'm just gonna have to deal with it. There's nothing I can do now. Just hope she's in a better place," said Moore.

Police are not commenting on a potential cause for the fire or a cause of death but they do say that nothing has been ruled out.

The Boyle County Coroner told LEX 18 that it could be another day or two before a positive ID is made on the body.

Police said they had been called the home two times Tuesday.

Moore is survived by a husband and three sons.


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