Madonna Badger's Boyfriend Interviewed by Cops About Fatal Fire

By Tom Liddy on January 17, 2012 5:14pm 

Madonna Badger and Michael Borcina arrive at Saint Thomas Church for the funeral of the three Badger children on Jan. 5th, 2012.
Madonna Badger and Michael Borcina arrive at Saint Thomas Church for the funeral of the three Badger children on Jan. 5th, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — The boyfriend of ad executive Madonna Badger, who escaped a devastating Christmas Day house fire in Connecticut that killed Badger's parents and children, has been quizzed by cops, police said.

Michael Borcina, whose company was performing renovations on the Stamford home at the time, was interviewed by police at his lawyer's office in Greenwich, Conn., Monday night, according to the Daily Yorktown.

Stamford police confirmed the interview to DNAinfo, but declined to comment about it further because of the ongoing investigation.

Borcina's lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Borcina escaped the early morning blaze along with Badger, but Badger's three daughters, Lily, 10, and twins, Sarah and Grace, 7, as well as her parents, Lormer and Pauline Johnson, did not make it out.

The details of the interview, which came just days after Badger was interviewed by police, were not immediately clear. Badger, who once worked as an art director for Calvin Klein, and her family once lived in Manhattan.

Lormer Johnson, a former Saks Fifth Avenue Santa, was found near the body of one of the girls and investigators believe he was trying to save her, according to reports.

Investigators think that the fire was sparked by ashes from the fire place that were placed next to the trash in the entranceway of the 100-year-old house by Borcina, the Associated Press reported.

In a tragic twist, probers think that the ashes were removed from the fireplace so that the children would not be concerned about Santa Claus coming down the chimney.

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