Five Adults Found Dead Inside Fire-Ravaged Home

The Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit and Cal Fire Arson Unit are investigating a fire in which five people were found dead inside a ...

The Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit and Cal Fire Arson Unit are investigating a fire in which five people were found dead inside a house in an unincorporated area of Temecula on Monday, authorities said today.

Firefighters and Sheriff's deputies responded at 5:55 a.m. to a residence in the 41400 block of Cruz Way in Temecula Valley wine country. Firefighters were extinguishing the fire when they discovered the remains of five adults inside. The origin of the fire has not been determined but is considered suspicious, resulting in the investigation by multiple agencies.

The single-story residence is believed to be a board and care facility, according to a Fire Department news release.

The deceased have not been identified by the Coroner's Office. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Investigator Mullins at the Central Homicide Unit by calling 951-955-2777 or Investigator Gorlicki at the Station at the Southwest Station at 951-696-4357.

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