California House Fire Being Investigated As Triple Homicide


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Police have launched a homicide investigation after finding three people dead in a Riverside house fire Friday morning.

Around 11 a.m. Friday fire crews were called to a home located near the intersection of Indiana and La Sierra avenues in the 11200 block of Price Court, Riverside Police said, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles. Firefighters who arrived at the scene found three bodies inside the two-story home, Fox 11 reported. (RELATED: Iowa Man Rescues Four Siblings From Burning Home After Accidentally Taking A Wrong Turn)

Officials don’t know what prompted the fire or the ages and genders of the victims, and they have not identified a suspect, according to Fox 11. They also did not specify why police believe the three deaths are the result of a homicide.

“This is horrific,” Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback told Fox 11. “It’s the day after Thanksgiving. We don’t know exactly what happened here but we have three people that are deceased.”

Neighbors told police two people wearing trench coats and face coverings left a red car in front of the home before the police were called, according to Fox 11.

“Certainly, someone went in there with a meaning of force,” neighbor Myron Dinga told Fox 11. “When two people get out of a vehicle with trench coats on and headgear on concealing their faces, that is a very demonic sign.”