Police search for leads in missing children case

Chloie Leverette, 9, (left) and Gage Daniel, 7, (right)
Chloie Leverette, 9, (left) and Gage Daniel, 7, (right)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee continue to search for leads in the case of 2 children who have been missing since their home was destroyed by fire.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide Amber Alert on Friday for 9-year old Chloie Leverette and 7-year old Gage Daniel after investigators spent a fifth day trying to determine if there were any remains of the children in the fire debris. TBI said fire experts had come up empty.

TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said that agents continue to "develop investigative leads," but were not searching Saturday at the site of the blaze about 50 miles southeast of Nashville.

TBI has said the children were living with their grandparents. Two bodies tentatively identified as 72-year-old Leon "Bubba" McClaran and his wife, 70-year-old Molli McClaran, were recovered Monday.

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