UPDATE: Fatal house fire near 24th and Capitol investigated as homicide and arson
Updated: 10:46 a.m. January 18, 2019
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police issued a release Friday morning that they are investigating the fatal fire as an arson and homicide.
The fire near 24th and Capitol was reported just after 5:45 a.m.
Police say the deceased is an adult man and the house was vacant. Milwaukee Fire tells CBS 58 the fire was in a very small area of the basement and it appeared the body was already dead before the fire was set.
Police are searching for a suspect and a motive.
Updated: 8:24 a.m. January 18, 2019
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirms one adult is dead.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a house fire near 24th and Capitol. The fire has been put out.
Posted: 6:36 a.m. on January 18, 2019
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a fatal house fire early Friday morning.
The fire occurred at a home near 24th and Capitol. Authorities say one person is dead.
CBS 58 has a crew headed to the scene.
Stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates on this developing story.