Victims of suspected arson, homicide, identified

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a medical examiner has positively identified three people who were found dead after a fire at a mobile home on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

State police said Sunday that the victims have been identified as 24-year-old Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 26-year-old Oraliz Alejandra Gonzalez-Miranda, and a 3-year-old girl.

Investigators are continuing to pursue numerous leads related to the suspected arson and say the victims suffered additional injuries inconsistent with a fire.

The bodies were found after authorities responded to a Feb. 1 fire in Nelsonia in Accomack County.

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