Lilburn Meth House Crumbles to the Ground (See Video)
Updated: In a little more than a half-hour, a tragic symbol in a Lilburn neighborhood was turned into a pile of rubble.
It took about a half-hour to remove the constant reminder of a tragedy that occurred last year in a Lilburn-area neighborhood.
The so-called Lilburn meth house, where three young children died in an explosion and fire in February 2011, has been torn down. In a couple of months, 1197 Spring Mill Drive will be a green field.
Demolition crews started at 9 a.m. sharp. By 9:35, the house at 1197 Spring Mill Drive was a pile of dusty rubble.
John Krueger, owner of Viking Development Group, contracted to demolish the home, ran the bulldozer that made such quick work in bringing the main structure down. He said it will take a couple of days to clear debris, which will be taken to a local landfill.
While the demolition provided some closure to Spring Mill residents, law enforcement representatives also reminded the public that the case is still open in the deaths of Isaac Guevara, 4, Ivan Guevara, 3, and 18-month-old Stacy Brito.
The mother Neibi Brito and another man, Joseph A. Perez, face three counts of murder along with drug charges. Ivan Gonzalez, also charged with murder and drug trafficking, has eluded capture.
Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said leads on Gonzalez's whereabouts haven't panned out.
He said anyone with information on Gonzalez should call 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-557-8477.