Girl, 16, thought to have died in house blaze is arrested for the 'murder of ...

Girl, 16, who was thought to have died in house blaze is found ALIVE and arrested for the murder of her brother and unidentified woman thought to be her mother Candace Walton, 16, was believed to be dead when two bodies were found in a house fire in Monroe County, Georgia, on Thursday morning  One body was her brother's, Gerald Walton, 21, who has special needs The other was believed to be Candace's Their mother, Tasha Vandiver, 46, was missing  Hours later Candace was found driving her mother's stolen car 450 miles away  Vandiver is still missing and the second body has not been identified Walton has been charged with arson, theft by taking, and two counts of murder

By Rachel Sharp For Dailymail.com

Published: 07:37 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 07:37 GMT, 1 March 2020

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A teenage girl thought to have been killed in a fire alongside her brother has been found alive and charged with murdering him and an unknown female believed to be her mother, authorities said. 

Candace Walton, 16, was believed to be dead when two bodies were found in a house fire in Monroe County, Georgia, on Thursday morning, and the girl's mother was missing.

The other body was identified as her 21-year-old brother, Gerald Walton, who has special needs.

Just hours later, authorities found Candace alive and heading to Oregon in her mother's stolen car. 

Candace Walton, 16, (above) was believed to be dead when two bodies were found in a house fire in Monroe County, Georgia, on Thursday morning, and the girl's mother was missing

Candace Walton, 16, (above) was believed to be dead when two bodies were found in a house fire in Monroe County, Georgia, on Thursday morning, and the girl's mother was missing

One body is confirmed as that of Gerald Walton, Candace's 21-year-old brother (above)

The other is an unidentified female which may be the girl's mother Tasha Vandiver, 46 (above)

One body is confirmed as that of Gerald Walton (left), Candace's 21-year-old brother. The other is an unidentified female which may be the girl's mother Tasha Vandiver (right), 46

The teen has now been arrested and charged with the murder of her brother and the unidentified female, who may be her mother. 

Emergency services were called to a blaze at a property in Monroe County at around

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