Firefighters Find Dead Bodies in Fire, Prompting an Investigation
(TargetLiberty.org) – Oklahoma cops have launched a homicide investigation after firefighters found eight bodies inside the scene of a house fire. Police say two adults and six children died in the blaze.
Broken Arrow police have launched a murder investigation after eight bodies were found following a house fire in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
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Police and firefighters in Broken Arrow, OK were called to the scene of a house fire early on October 28, and found eight people dead inside. So far, the identities of the deceased haven’t been announced, but eyewitnesses have told cops a family of eight lived in the property so it’s likely they were the victims.
Broken Arrow PD spokesman Ethan Hutchins told reporters it’s “a complex scene” because of the fire damage, but police have already said they’re treating the case as a homicide. Hutchins said there’s no threat to the public, and emphasized Broken Arrow, a commuter suburb of Tulsa with around 113,000 residents, is “a very safe city.” He added that last week’s tragedy is the first homicide there this year.
Erik Longnecker from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said the agency’s Dallas field office had visited the scene with specialist task force officers and an accelerant detection dog. These specialist dogs are trained to find traces of flammable materials, which include explosives and gasoline.
Hopefully, investigators will find some answers soon.
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