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Offbeat5 deaths in massive Texas apartment fire ruled homicide, no suspects named

23:20  19 december  2018
23:20  19 december  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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The deaths of five people killed in an apartment fire near Texas State University have been ruled homicides . The fire broke out on July 20 at an apartment complex in San Marcos. The fire has been ruled an arson, though no arrests have been made and few details have been released about

Now, their deaths have been ruled as homicides , according to While the fire spread to multiple buildings, they were all in the same building. Many of the victims were Texas Right now, investigators aren't releasing any information about whether they've received tips about a suspect or suspects .

A Texas apartment fire in July that left five people dead was intentionally set, and the deaths were officially ruled homicides, authorities said Tuesday.

The victims, 21-year-old Belinda Moats, 19-year-old Haley Frizzell, 21-year-old David Ortiz, 20-year-old Dru Estes and 23-year-old James Miranda – died of thermal injuries, Hays County Justice of the Peace Maggie Moreno said.

Inhalation of combustible products was also a cause of death for Moats, Estes and Miranda, she said.

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The five young victims of an apartment -complex fire in San Marcos, Texas , last July were all murdered, the county coroner’s office has ruled . The deaths of Haley Michele Frizzell, 19, of San Angelo; James Miranda of Mount Pleasant, 21; David Ortiz of Pasadena, 21, and Dru Estes of San

The deaths of five young people in an apartment fire that was intentionally set in San Marcos have been ruled homicides . Maggie Moreno, Hays County Precinct 1, Place 2 Justice of the Peace, said the five victims died as a result of thermal injuries. In addition, inhalation of combustible products

All of the victims were on the second floor of Building 500 at the Iconic Village Apartments in San Marcos on July 20 when the fire erupted, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

5 deaths in massive Texas apartment fire ruled homicide, no suspects named© FoxNews.com Cellphone footage captured a fire that spread to multiple apartment buildings near the campus of Texas State University, leaving at least six injured and over 200 people affected by the fires.

Ortiz and Frizzell were in the same apartment as 20-year-old Zachary Sutterfield, who survived the fire. However, Sutterfield suffered a traumatic brain injury and third-degree burns to roughly 70 percent of his body and remains hospitalized, according to the newspaper.

Autopsy reports were sealed because of the ongoing investigation, FOX7 Austin reported.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators announced last month the fire was intentionally set. No suspects or motives have been identified.

Gina Ortiz, the mother of David Ortiz, told the Express-News she wants justice for the victims.

“The worst possible scenario, the worst we could have imagined, has turned out to be true,” she wrote in a message to the newspaper. “No one deserved this. We are hoping and praying that someone will come forward with information to bring justice for all of our children who died in such a tragic way…They deserve justice.”

A $10,000 reward was offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest or conviction in the fire.

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