Dona Ana Authorities Suspect Homicide in Afternoon House Fire

POSTED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:34pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 4:28pm

DONA ANA COUNTY- The Dona Ana Sheriff’s office is investigating a structure fire as a suspected homicide this afternoon.

Fire crews were dispatched around 1:30 this afternoon to the 5600 block of Camino Escondida in response to a structure fire.

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned the fire had already been extinguished and discovered the body of a dead man inside. The fire was contained to a small area within the home and did not contribute to the death. The fire appears to be an attempt to burn evidence.

We’ll continue to update you as we learn more.

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