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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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A Texas apartment fire that left five people dead in July was intentionally set and their deaths were ruled homicides , officials said Tuesday. Inhalation of combustible products was also a cause of death for Moats, Estes and Miranda, she said. All of the victims were on the second floor of Building

SAN MARCOS, Texas - The deaths of three men and two women who were killed in a fire at an apartment complex in San Marcos have been ruled homicides . Officials said on Nov. 29 the deadly fire at the Iconic Village apartment complex was intentionally set and announced a reward up to

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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SAN MARCOS, Texas — Five deaths caused by an intentionally set apartment fire in San Marcos have been ruled homicides , according to Hays They have not identified a suspect or motive. ATF is offering a ,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who set the fire .

Fire death of man, 66, is ruled a homicide . The D.C. medical examiner’s office has ruled the death of a 66-year-old man a homicide , months after the man was found dead in a Northeast apartment fire that authorities said was intentionally set.

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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