A man and woman were found dead Friday in a burning Diamond Bar home, and their deaths were being investigated as a possible homicide.
The fire was reported about 4:45 a.m. in the 3600 block of Crooked Creek Drive, and it took firefighters about 40 minutes to knock down the flames. The bodies of a man and woman were found in a bedroom, along with the charred remains of a dog.
Sheriff’s homicide Lt. John Corina said the victims are believed to be a married couple, and investigators are searching for their son, a man in his 30s who also lived at the home.
“It appears to be the husband and wife — we’re assuming because it’s in the bedroom that belongs to the husband and wife — but we can’t confirm that yet until we get the coroner out here and maybe get a better look because the bodies are so badly damaged,” Corina said. “There’s a dog in the bedroom as well that was also burned and dead. So we don’t know if these people were killed before the fire or how the fire started just yet.”
Arson investigators were on the scene, but authorities told reporters at the scene an accelerant may have been used inside the two-story home.
Los Angeles County fire Capt. Tony Imbrenda said there were no working smoke detectors inside the home.
Anyone with information was urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by dialing (800) 222-8477.
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