Tuesday, July 20, 2010
[PICS] Norwood inferno: Was it arson?
20 July 2010, 09:10
[PICS] Family's inferno horror
House declared unsafe after fire
The police were investigating arson after a mother and two children died in a fire at their Norwood home in Johannesburg, emergency services said on Tuesday.
"It's a criminal investigation," said spokesman Percy Morokane.
"An inquest docket has been opened into the deaths of three people and, also, the police are investigating arson."
The forensic investigation would take "some time" but, once complete, the cause of the fire on Sunday evening would be known, said Morokane.
"The truth will come out... but it will take some time."
He said there were no suspects for now.
"The investigations start on a clean sheet... it's not like they already have got a suspect."
Beeld and The Star newspapers identified the deceased as Monica de Beer, 35, and her two children, Rogan, 4, and Milla, 2.
The father, Shane de Beer, managed to escape unharmed by jumping from a window. - Sapa
Comments by Sonny
Why should "Arson" be suspected here?
The family is in mourning and should be left alone for a while.