Parents of child killed in Gwinnett County house fire wanted for cruelty to children

Last updated May 7, 2022 @ 11:50 AM ET

The following is taken from a press release distributed by the Gwinnett Police Department:

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – Gwinnett County Police Special Victims Unit needs assistance in locating William Linn McCue (47-year-old male from Loganville) and Carina Wisniewski McCue (38-year-old female from Loganville).

Their last known location was Hometown Suites, 1775 N. Brown Road in Lawrenceville. They were last seen driving a 2017 white Honda Accord (Ga Tag CHB7385) around I85N and Oakbrook Parkways in Norcross. Both William and Carina have been charged with Cruelty to Children 1st, and 2nd Degree and False Imprisonment following an investigation after residential fire in their home claimed the life of their 10-year-old daughter.

During the Arson investigation regarding the fire, given the conditions of the house and the location where the deceased juvenile victim was found, it was determined that the children might be victims of Cruelty to Children. Therefore, a separate investigation was initiated against the parents.  

Arson and SVU investigators discovered unsanitary and dangerous living conditions in the home. They located a makeshift bed with bedding in the bathtub in the bathroom where the female victim was found deceased. Arson and SVU investigators also located improvised camping-style toilet seat buckets and non-usable toilets with septic tanks not working or full. The kitchen sink had been re-plumbed for the water from the faucet to go into a five-gallon bucket sitting on the floor. In addition, the showers and the bathtubs did not appear to be functioning. Attempts to locate the parents for interviews have been unsuccessful.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.