Three people found dead in a fire Wednesday in northeastern Kentucky died as the result of homicide, Kentucky State Police said.
Investigators said they know how the victims were killed, but they are not ready to release that information.
Police said the conclusion was based on evidence found at the
scene of the fire in Carter County.
Earlier, Trooper Elliott Gollihue said the mobile home fire
appeared to be suspicious although he would not say why.
Gollihue wouldn't confirm the ages or genders of the victims,
but Carter County Deputy Coroner Ronnie Wallace said a woman and
two children were killed in the blaze.
"They're going to have to be identified with dental records,
but it's a mother and two children," Wallace said.
A neighbor noticed the flames under the house, located just
outside Grayson, and contacted the Hitchins Fire Department at 4:10
a.m. EDT, Gollihue said.
Family members tell 27NEWSFIRST the victims are Jennifer Ison and her two daughters, ages 10 and 3.
The bodies were taken to the state medical examiner's office in
Frankfort for autopsies.