Hope Brewster, a pregnant 22-year-old who died in 1993 with her 2-year-old son and unborn child, was 22. On February 26, a fire suddenly broke out in their unit at Noble Manor, Noblesville.
Using modern arson investigation technology, Oxygen’s unscripted true-crime documentary series Cold Justice investigated the unsolved case of Hope Brewster’s death in 2021.
Investigators suspect that Greg may have killed his wife and children, or that there may be a different explanation for the case than they have led to believe.
Who Was Hope Brewster?
On one night in 1993, a fire claimed the lives of pregnant Hope Brewster and her two-year-old son, Jacob. By the time her husband noticed smoke coming from her apartment door, everyone in the room had already fallen asleep.
Her husband jumped out the window to escape the fire. He fell to the ground but suffered a back injury. His wife and child were not present when he peered out the window and he had already been taken to an ambulance.
He was falsely told that his family was safe. However, Hope could not bring her child. According to eyewitnesses, both adults and small children called themselves out of the situation.
When she died she was 22 years old. When she was caught in a fire at the Noble Apartments, her son was two years old and she was pregnant.
Hope Brewster’s obituary reveals cause of death
Hope Brewster reportedly died from smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning caused by arson. However, investigators believe someone set the fire intentionally.
The fact that Hope and her husband Greg had a troubled marriage, and that Greg was also having an affair, caused several red lights to shine on the detectives. The detectives also found it intriguing since he remarried a year after the death of his wife and child.
The door to her apartment was left open, according to fire investigators, allowing smoke and fire to enter the building. Greg, on the other hand, said he never answered the door and instead went straight to the window to save himself before making plans to save his family.
Hope, on the other hand, might have checked the temperature of the door on her own to see if she could save herself. Officers’ observations of the bodies’ locations and the reason for the door opening have supported the notion.
Details on the Brewster family will follow
When Hope Brewster sadly died in an arson attack in 1993, she and her husband Greg already had a son and were expecting a second child. Although Greg’s family made plans to save her, she perished in the fire.
There weren’t many suspects in the case, but all suspects were exonerated after the investigation was dropped. However, the authorities could not rule out that the fire was deliberately started in the house.
There have been no leads since the case was reopened in 2019, but investigators remain hopeful that their interest in the case will provide new information.