BENTON COUNTY, Wash.—The family of the 16-year-old girl who died in a mobile home fire Saturday morning on Badger Road is still in shock. Sunday they told KNDU her name was Rybeca Conner.
Conner was a student at Richland High School and was a straight ‘A' student. Family friends say they don't know what caused the fire. One man says he got a phone call from the father, James Conner, just after it happened. .
"He said he just got the phone call and that the house was in flames and that Rybeca was in there," says Christopher Hill, family friend.
Hill says the single father of three had just reunited with his daughter about a year ago after not seeing her for more than ten years.
The family did lose everything in the fire, so they ask asking for donations. If you'd like to help, you can donate at HAPO Community Credit Union.