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Mom intentionally sets house on fire, killing 11-year-old son

Authorities determined the fire was set intentionally and ruled the deaths a murder-suicide

An 11-year-old boy who died in a house fire in Indiana this summer was the victim of a murder-suicide, investigators have determined.

Fox 59 Indianapolis reports that authorities are treating a fatal house fire in July that killed a woman and her son as a murder-suicide. 

According to the report, emergency responders arrived to an apartment fire in Indianapolis on July 15 to find a lifeless 43-year-old woman and her 11-year-old son severely injured. The woman, Keiyonna Jones, was pronounced dead at a hospital the same day and the boy, who has not been identified, died two days later.

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Authorities have reportedly ruled the boy’s death a homicide, and investigators determined that Jones intentionally set the fire.

A 26-year-old man who has not been publicly identified was injured as the result of the fire, and more than a dozen people in the apartment complex were displaced from their homes, according to Fox 59 Indianapolis.

The investigation is ongoing, but police are not searching for any additional suspects.

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