PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -
The Petersburg community is heartbroken after officials discovered four bodies in a house fire Saturday. Police are now treating it as a homicide investigation.
It happened in a home off Harding Street Saturday. Fire crews responded to the call around 3:30 a.m. “Whenever authorities arrived, they discovered a home that was enflamed,” said Esther Hyatt, the spokesperson for the Petersburg Police Department.
Officials found four bodies inside the home.
"Petersburg police as well as fire are investigating this situation as if it were a homicide because they want to make sure that they gathered the evidence appropriately in case that is what happened,” said Hyatt.
Petersburg police are asking for the public’s help in the investigation. If you have any information, you are asked to call Crime Solvers at 861-1212.
The identities of the victims and other details were not released.