No Cause Yet on Bever Murder Home Fire

Mar 19, 2017

Broken Arrow Fire Department investigators look for clues into the blaze.
Credit KWGS News

Broken Arrow Fire Department investigators are sifting through the remains of a notorious home on that city's south side.  At this point, there has been no ruling on the cause of the fire.

In the summer of 2015, this home was the scene of a mass murder. Two teenager brothers, Robert and Michael Bever, were accused of killing their parents and three siblings. Early Saturday morning, the vacant home at the Indian Springs Country Club burned.

Fire officials say the blaze broke out about 3:30 Saturday morning and gutted the house before the fire was brought under control.

Last month, Broken Arrow City Councilor Mike Lester announced a fund raising campaign to buy the house and demolish it. His goal was to turn to land into a memorial garden.

Robert Bever entered a  guilty plea to the murders in Tulsa County District Court and was sentenced to a  life prison term. The younger brother, Michael, is facing trial this summer.