3 found dead in burning Kansas City, Kansas, home

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials say a third body has been found after a house fire at a Kansas City, Kansas home.

The fire started just after 3 a.m. at 837 Troup Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. Crews arrived in around four minutes, according to Chief John Paul Jones of KCKFD. When crews arrived, there were already “heavy fire conditions” inside the home, he said.

Firefighters doing a search and rescue inside the home while fighting back the fire found two people dead inside. Later Tuesday afternoon, KCK police confirmed a third body was found in the home.

Officials didn’t provide any information about the victims.

The cause of the fire and the causes of death for the victims were unknown as of Tuesday morning.

Kansas City, Kan. police spokesman Tom Tomasic said evidence found at the home was leading investigators to believe the deaths were suspicious but they had not been ruled homicides.

According to KSHB, investigators brought an arson dog to the scene and had the dog sniff multiple cans that were inside the home.

Alesia Williams said her nephew lives in the home.

“I know that my nephew was staying here sometime with his uncle. I do know that. And we haven’t heard from him this morning, so if anybody has heard from them, please notify the family or the police,” said Williams.

No other details were immediately released.

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