Fire Marshal Wilbur Ricker's Jan. 8, 1990 deposition − Page 32-35

Ricker testified that the inside door and the storm door were both locked in open position. He said he had seen it before when it was done to set fires or if you are going in and out.
     He also talks about finding Mike's body that had been lying under the pile of burned fire rubble for six days.
When Inspector Ricker caught Percy Sargent and Lionel Cormier at the  murder scene they said they had heard about the fire on the news. It had not been reported in the news until the next day.