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Victims Identified in Lomond Dr. Arson-Homicide

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

policecar630x290According to Prince William Police, detectives from the Homicide Unit received confirmation regarding the identity of the second victim involved in the fatal house fire, which occurred on Lomond Drive in Manassas, July 31.

The second victim has been identified as William Alexander Molina-Riva, 36, of Manassas.

The first victim has been identified as Jose Javier Avalos, 17, of Manassas.

The third man who was located nearby suffering from burn injuries is still hospitalized and is expected to survive.

Police have determined the house fire was arson-related double homicide.

The investigation into this incident and the deaths is continuing.

As previously released by police, officers responded to a residence located in the 10300 block of Lomond Drive in Manassas, July 31 at 12:24 a.m., to assist the Department of Fire & Rescue with a house fire.

Fire crews located two male victims inside the house, during a check of the residence.

A 17-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other victim was flown to an area hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Four dogs were also located deceased inside the residence and were turned over to animal control.

“Around 1:45 a.m., police received a call about a third man, identified as a 35-year-old, walking in the area of Manassas Man,” said police spokesperson, Sgt. Jonathan Perok, “He appeared to be injured. “

This man was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The remains of the two deceased will undergo further analysis at the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.

July 31, based upon further investigation at the scene, detectives from the Homocide Unit and the Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the incident was an arson-related double homicide.

No arrests have been made at this point in connection with the incident.

The investigation is being conducted jointly by the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit and the Department of Fire and Rescue’s Fire Marshals’ Office.

The deaths related to the investigation are Prince William County’s 14th and 15th homicide of 2016.

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