Family of missing Bedford kids continues search for answers - WKRN News 2

Family of missing Bedford kids continues search for answers

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -

Weeks after a fatal Bedford County house fire and still, investigators have found no sign of two children believed to have been inside.

Fire investigators continue sifting through debris at the Unionville home, but so far, their efforts haven't turned up anything.

There is still an active Amber Alert issued by the TBI for nine-year old Chloie Leverette and her seven-year old brother, Gage Daniel.

The children's Aunt Joy Frame said the past few weeks have been a roller coaster.

Frame is both mourning the loss of her parents, Leon and Mollie McClaran, who died in the house fire on Kingdom Road and wondering what happened to her niece and nephew

"I just want to know where my babies are, you know? I took them trick or treating and we've Easter egg hunted. They're my sister's children, they're mine too, they're all of ours," explained Frame.

Frame told Nashville's News 2 she does not believe Chloie and Gage were inside the home at the time of the fire.

"Everyone has tried so hard to find those kids, but they're not there," said Frame. "I know in my heart they're not there."

Frame said she believes someone deliberately set her parents' home on fire and left with the children.

"Those kids are not in that fire," she added, "I bet everything on own on that."

Commending the investigators, Frame said, "They have held the remains of everything in that fire in their hands. They have used little screens this big. If I had [gone] out and hand picked people, I couldn't have picked better people."

To make the situation of not knowing the whereabouts of Chloie and Gage worse, Frame told Nashville's News 2 some members of the family is now fighting over who gets what from her parents' estate.

Frame said some of her half siblings have filed court paperwork to start the process of dividing everything up from the house, to the cars and to the animals.

"I just can't understand why my family, why greed has overcome two small children's lives," she said.

Frame's husband, Larry added, "These people have to wake up and realize and say, ‘Hey these kids are missing. We need to bring them home.'"

Frame said if anything, she'd like to see some of the money from the estate go toward establishing a reward fund for anyone with information about what happened to her niece and nephew.

"I know someone did this," said Frame. "I know from things I can't talk about, but I know someone did this. It was a homicide. There's no doubt."

Nashville's News 2 attempted to contact some of the siblings' attorney, however the call was not returned.  

Anyone with information on Chloie or Gage's whereabouts is urged to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Bedford County Sheriff's Department at 931-684-3232.

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