Two Men Killed After One Sets Both on Fire in Detroit House

Arson investigators were at a house Friday in southwest Detroit where a fire killed two people, reports

Two men were killed in the fire Friday morning and investigators believe it was no accident. Sources tell Local 4 one man in his 40s poured gas on his partner and on himself before lighting the fire.

Family members have identified one of the men as 22-year-old Edward Pickle Jr., of southwest Detroit. They say Pickle was killed by his partner.

“One person was upset with his partner and poured accelerant on him and threw a match, apparently,” said Assistant Police Chief Steven Dolunt. “Unfortunately, when he did it, it caused a trail that came back to their body and they were engulfed in flames as well.”

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