UPDATE: No charges in death of Wis. makeup artist

UPDATE: No charges will be filed in the death of a well-known Milwaukee makeup artist who died in a fire in her home.

Credit: WITI

UPDATED Thursday, December 26, 2013 --- 5:16 p.m.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- No charges will be filed in the death of a well-known Milwaukee makeup artist who died in a fire in her home.

Thirty-six-year-old Sarah Brucker died from soot and smoke inhalation during the Aug. 7 fire in her condo in the Town of Delafield.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel recently decided not to pursue charges in Brucker's death.

In a Dec. 17 letter to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Schimel wrote that although the fire's cause remains undetermined, there is no evidence that it was intentionally set and no sign of an accelerant.

Schimel says authorities may never know exactly why Brucker was unable to make her way to a nearby exit.

Schimel also wrote that no suspects were identified during the investigation.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


Posted Friday, August 9, 2013 --- 9:01 a.m.

DELAFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- The Waukesha County sheriff's office is investigating a fire that killed a well-known business owner and makeup artist.

According to the department, the five-alarm fire broke out in a condo in the Town of Delafield just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Sarah Brucker was found dead. The 36-year-old is the former owner of Blush Beauty Boutique in downtown Milwaukee and a makeup artist. She recently sold her interest in the salon to start a beauty consulting business. She was also the mother of two young children.

Two other families escaped and foul play has not been ruled out.

The current owner of Blush, Jhousy Leon, says it was Brucker's calling to make people look their best and she lived and breathed makeup.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is also investigating.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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