Son Questioned in Fatal Detroit Fire

An 18-year-old Detroit man is being questioned in connection with an early morning fire that killed his 49-year-old mother and 16-year-old brother, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Soot stained the front of the gutted brown brick bungalow just south of 8 Mile near Van Dyke on the city’s east side. The ceiling was caved and the interior charred from the 4 a.m. fire.

Investigators did not release the names of the victims or the 18-year-old, who is being questioned, said Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody.
Detroit Fire Senior Chief Robert Valgoi said firefighters discovered the woman inside the home, burned beyond recognition.

The 16-year-old was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital in critical condition, but he later died, said Woody.

“There are some suspicious things that alerted the firefighters and the officers on the scene that I really can’t discuss right now,” Woody said this morning.

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