ROLESVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Investigators were back Monday at a home in Rolesville where a mother and child were killed Friday morning in a fire while another child remained in critical but stable condition.
The fire happened Friday morning at the home of Kristy and Derek Bryan at 6205 Roles Saddle Drive. They started Ingenia Services Inc. in 2012, an engineering consulting firm based in Wake Forest, with Derek Bryan serving as president and Kristy Bryan as vice president.
Kristy and one of her 3-year-old sons were killed in the fire, which has been ruled suspicious by authorities.
The Bryan’s second 3-year-old son was taken to UNC Hospital where he is in critical but stable condition.
A 6-year-old daughter was at school at the time.
Timothy Hall, director of academics at Thales Academy, said, “We have been in contact with the family and shared our desire as a school community to provide help or support. At this time there are no immediate needs other than to keep this family close in your thoughts, support and prayers.”
Police have said very little about the investigation, including how the fire started. Authorities said they were not sure when they would have more information.
Roseville Mayor Frank Eagles said the fire is still under investigation but the Fire Marshall has completed his field work.
“People need to be patient. We have to work it out. We are putting the pieces together,” Eagles said.
Eagles said toxicology reports may take weeks.
“We have to respect the family and their feelings. We also have to talk to the family first because we go don’t want them to hear it on TV,” he said.
Neighbors said the Bryans were good parents and what happened Friday was shocking and surprising.
WNCN reporters Steve Sbraccia, Emma Wright and Jonathan Rodriguez contributed to this report.