Mother of twin boys “heartbroken” after fatal fire

Tippecanoe Co. twins die in fire (Provided Photo/ WLFI)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. – Layla Abbott, the mother of the twin boys killed in a Tippecanoe County house fire Saturday, spoke out about her tragic loss.

“They were the light of my life. So sweet and special. They were perfect, ” said Abbott.

Three-year-old twins Landon Tyler Abbott and Liam Cecil Abbott, were pulled from a fire on Brandy Kay Court by Tippecanoe County Sheriff personnel Saturday morning. They were transported to area hospitals but died from injuries sustained in the fire.

Abbott said Landon and Liam had a special relationship and were always together.

“They loved riding their bikes together. They were smart and always protected each other,” said Abbott.

Abbott’s other children, a 6-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son, were staying with her at the time of the fire.

“They are both heartbroken. We all are.” said Abbott.

Abbott said a fund to help with Landon and Liam’s funeral arrangements will be set up Monday at Lafayette Bank & Trust.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office said the fire is still under investigation, and it could be up to two weeks before a cause is determined. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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