New search warrant issued in deadly Delafield fire

CREATED Aug. 21, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug. 21, 2013

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DELAFIELD - A second search warrant raises new questions about the way a popular makeup artist died in a Town of Delafield house fire.

Investigators are asking for more phone records from the night Sarah Brucker died.

There have been two search warrants issued in this investigation. The first was to look for any evidence of possible arson. This new search warrant – which TODAY'S TMJ4 first learned about Wednesday - was for any evidence of a possible homicide.

Sheriff’s investigators are still calling it a death investigation; they just want to figure out how Sarah Brucker died.

The yellow caution tape still surrounds the apartment building where Sarah Brucker died two weeks ago.  Since then there have been many question about why this young mother and successful business woman couldn’t make it out alive.

Suspicion was first raised by fire investigators in the first search warrant: "It does not appear to make sense that the victim would not have used the egress or exit, unless she was somehow incapacitated.”

Brucker was found in a squatting or fetal type position near an exit.

The new search warrant seeks phone records for Brucker’s estranged husband. Investigators also have the phone records for Brucker and her boyfriend.  She sent the boyfriend a text before the fire saying: "Hurry, Please hurry up."

Neither man is being called a suspect or person of interest, investigators say they are just simply trying to find out what lead to Brucker’s death.

We know Brucker died of soot and smoke inhalation. We still don’t know what caused the fire and that could take several weeks.  

Brucker's boyfriend and estranged husband could not be reached for comment.