State forensics: Crash may have 8 victims

Published 3:38 pm Monday, July 11, 2011

A family of seven was killed when their small plane crashed barely more than a mile away from the Demopolis Airport as they were returning from a family reunion this weekend.

Fred Teutenberg, 42; wife, Terresa, who was in her mid-30s; daughter Emma, 2; son Peyton, 4; daughter Ellie, 6; son Brendon, 9; and son Will, 10 were all killed in a plane crash at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday night.

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According to Alabama Department of Forensic Science, the remains are currently undergoing testing and it is possible they will find an eighth victim – the Teutenberg’s baby.

The aircraft, a twin engine Cessna, was en route to Destin, Fla. from St. Louis when it attempted to divert to Demopolis after an engine failure. The plane went down in a wooded area, killing all seven on board.

The couple’s oldest daughter, Ashlei Bruewer, 16, was not aboard the plane.

The wreckage was found 2:17 a.m. Sunday morning. First responders on the scene said they found the plane upside-down with one of its wings broken off. FAA records show the plane is registered to Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions LLC, a software design company in Niceville, Fla.