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The search for Ramona Brown: The Fire

Aubrey and Johnnie Mae Brown lost three children in a house fire on Mardi Gras day, 1984.Investigators only found two of their bodies.

Katie Moore

Sleep on Lundi Gras is always tough: the excitement on the eve of Mardi Gras, the preparation, the knowledge that the alarm sounds early to get a prime spot on the parade route. In March of 1984, New Orleanians braced for a colder-than-normal Carnival, with temperatures expected to barely kiss the 50’s, while a house fire dealt the Brown family a devastating blow no one could ever prepare for.