Police: deadly fire was intentionally set

ELSMERE, Ky. (AP) - Fire investigators in northern Kentucky say a fatal mobile home fire was intentionally set.

Elsmere Police Detective Dennis McCarthy said 41-year-old Kenneth Dean Croy died in the fire last week and it appeared he had died from inhaling smoke.

McCarthy told The Kentucky Enquirer he had no suspects, but had what he called "people of interest."

Investigators have seized the car driven by Croy's wife, 24-year-old Nicole Lipscomb, at the direction of the commonwealth's attorney's office.

McCarthy said intoxication could have impaired any attempt Croy made at escaping the fire, which started in the living room.

Several witnesses told police Croy had been drinking heavily in he hours before the fire on May 21. Toxicology results were not yet back.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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