Two children and three adults were killed in a house fire in Denver early Wednesday morning, and police have opened a homicide investigation.
The Denver Post reports that a child, a toddler, and three adults were killed in a fire that raged overnight at a home in the Green Valley Ranch section of the city.
According to KDVR, there were two other people in the home at the time, but they escaped the flames by jumping from a second-story window and survived.
Firefighters reportedly found evidence of arson at the scene. Police have not yet identified the victims or any potential suspects in the apparent homicide.
A person who said they were a relative of the victims told the Denver Post that the deceased were a father, mother, their two children, and the mother’s sister. The family members had reportedly immigrated to the United States from Senegal. A reporter for the Denver Post said in a Twitter thread that the victims’ family member told him the two women worked for Amazon.
The reporter also shared a video of the home engulfed in flames, taken by a neighbor.
This is the scene last night, shot by Cydnee Johnson outside her home pic.twitter.com/OSc49yYssm
— Sam Tabachnik (@sam_tabachnik) August 5, 2020
Authorities have not yet commented on a possible motive. This is a developing story, and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates as we gather more details.
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