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2 men, 4 dogs found inside burning home


From Prince William police:

Lomond Dr in Manassas, detectives from the Homicide Unit and investigators from the Fire Marshals’ Office are investigating this incident as an arson-related double homicide. One of the victims has been positively identified as a 17 year old male juvenile of Manassas.

Due to extensive injuries, the identity of the second deceased male victim is pending confirmation through the Medical Examiner’s Office. The third man located by officers near Manassas Mall has been identified as a 35 year old man of Manassas and is still hospitalized.

No arrests have been made at this point in connection to this incident. The deaths related to this investigation are Prince William County’s 14th and 15thhomicide for 2016*. The investigation continues. 


One of the victims has been identified as Jose Javier AVALOS, 17, of Manassas

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From Prince William police: 

Death Investigation – On July 31 at 12:24AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 10300 block of Lomond Dr in Manassas (20109) to assist the Department of Fire and Rescue with a house fire. During their checks of the residence, fire crews located two men inside the home.

One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene while the other 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.

A short time later, around 1:45AM, police received a call about a third man walking in the area of Manassas Mall appearing to be injured. Officers arrived and located the man suffering from extensive burns to his body. This man was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The remains of the two deceased men will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further analysis and identification. The identity of the deceased men will be released once confirmed and their next of kin has been notified.

This incident is being jointly investigated by the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit and the Department of Fire and Rescue’s Fire Marshals’ Office. More information will be released when available. The investigation continues.



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