Waukesha DA: No basis for charges in Sarah Brucker death

CREATED Dec. 26, 2013

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According to authorities in Waukesha, charges are not expected to come in the death of a beloved business owner from Delafield.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Lacey Crisp obtained a letter from Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel to the Sheriff's Department with his findings on the death of Sarah Brucker, 36, in the house fire in August.

"After reviewing all of the reports, I do not find any evidence of any criminal activity," Schimel wrote in the letter.

"We will never know exactly why she was not able to make her way to the nearby exit, but it is clear that she died as a result of soot and smoke inhalation, and there are no other evident injuries."

Schimel also wrote there was no sign of "any type of accelerant. There were no individuals who were identified as having the motive, opportunity and means to have started this fire nor to have intentionally brought about the death of Ms. Brucker."