Woman found dead in burning Fort Worth house was murdered, police say

On the morning of Monday, September 28th, the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to reports of a house on fire near the 3800 block of Halloran Street in the Como neighborhood.

Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes and saw heavy smoke coming from the house. They immediately began fire attack, knocking it down and bringing it under control in less than 10 minutes.

After the fire was knocked down, they began a search of the house and located a deceased woman with severe burns. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as a 24-year-old woman.

Observations at the scene indicated foul play. The Fort Worth Police Department was called in to assist with the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the woman was shot and killed days before the fire.

Police spoke with the woman’s on-and-off boyfriend, a 35-year-old man, who they determined to be a suspect in the case. Detectives found evidence to indicate the man was responsible for setting the fire. He has been arrested on a murder warrant.

The situation remains under investigation.

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