Parents of child who died in Loganville arson fire wanted by police

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LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett County Police Department is asking for your help finding the parents of the child who died in an arson fire in Loganville last month.

Police are searching for William Linn McCue and Carina Wisniewski McCue.


Their last known location was Hometown Suites R 1775 N. Brown Road in Lawrenceville. They were last seen driving a 2017 white Honda Accord with Georgia tag CHB7385 around I-85 North and Oakbrook Parkway in Norcross.

Both William and Carina have been charged with Cruelty to Children 1st, and 2nd Degree and False Imprisonment following an investigation after residential fire in their home claimed the life of their 10-year-old daughter. 

During the arson investigation regarding the fire, given the conditions of the house and the location where the deceased juvenile victim was found, investigators determined that the children might be victims of cruelty to children. Therefore, a separate investigation was initiated against the parents.  

Arson and SVU investigators discovered unsanitary and dangerous living conditions in the home.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, investigators found a makeshift bed with bedding in the bathtub in the bathroom where the female victim was found dead. Arson and SVU investigators also found improvised camping-style toilet seat buckets and non-usable toilets with septic tanks not working or full.

The kitchen sink had been re-plumbed for the water from the faucet to go into a five-gallon bucket sitting on the floor. In addition, the showers and the bathtubs did not appear to be functioning.

Attempts by police to locate the parents for interviews have been unsuccessful.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

Case Number:  22-0032231 and 22-0032232.

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