Father files lawsuit after children die in fire

Posted by Amy Kelch- email

EVANSVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Police said the boyfriend of the mother of two children who died in southern Indiana left the children in a house he set on fire.

The father of Alyssa and Caleb Linch has filed a lawsuit against Indiana's Department of Child Protective Services and Jeffrey Weisheit. The father claims he reported an incident of abuse before, but CPS didn't follow up on the report.

Police said Weisheit left the kids in a Vanderburgh County house, lit it on fire, and then ran. Police arrested Weisheit in northern Kentucky the next day.

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