Possible Murder-suicide Under Investigation Fairfax Co. After Fire

WASHINGTON — An examination into the cause of a house fire in Fairfax County has been turned into an investigation of a possible murder-suicide after a man and a little girl — a toddler — were found dead inside the home, according to police.

On Wednesday at approximately 11 a.m., the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department was called to the 12100 block of Fairfax Hunt Road for the report of a house fire.

Upon arrival, two bodies were discovered in the home by firefighters leading rescue personnel to then summon the Fairfax County Police Department to assist with a death investigation, according to Fairfax County police.

As a result of the initial investigation, homicide detectives from the Major Crimes Division along with detectives from the Crime Scene Section were called to help with the case.

Detectives are actively working the investigation in conjunction with the Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Police say further details are being withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct autopsies and determine the specific cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information should call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477) or visit www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org. Tips can be texted using “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637).

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