Homicide Suspected In Sunnyvale House Fire Death

Death of woman, 61, was in a house consumed by arson.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013  |  Updated 5:51 PM PDT
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A woman burned to death in a Sunnyvale house fire last week may have been a victim of a homicide. Marianne Favro reports.

A woman burned to death in a Sunnyvale house fire last week may have been a victim of a homicide. Marianne Favro reports.

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A woman burned to death in a Sunnyvale house fire last week may have been a victim of a homicide, according to reports.

Police in Sunnyvale have ruled that the fire in which Elizabeth Helen Blach, 61, died was caused by arson, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The one-alarm fire was reported at 6 a.m. June 18, the newspaper reported. After fighting "heavy flames," Blach's body was found in the kitchen, the newspaper reported.

No other information was released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sunnyvale police at (408) 730-7134 or leave a tip at svtip@tipnow.org.

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