Deborah Pfingston's son Andrew Ashcraft, 29, was one of 19 firefighters killed fighting wildfires in Arizona.
She paid a moving tribute to him, saying he 'lived and breathed' his work.
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Detectives investigating the abduction and rape of a 14-year-old girl as she walked to school have released a description of the offenders.
His widow wrote about his struggles with the little-known Lewy body disease in a neurological journal.
Police have revealed a pair of sandals they have had made similar to the pair Ben is thought to have been wearing when he disappeared