Three months after the deadliest house fire in Cleveland’s history, the arson case is unsolved, reports the Plain Dealer. A woman and eight children died May 21 in the three-story house. Police know the killer poured gasoline in the living room to fuel the fire.
Investigators have considered that the killer may have set the fire over scorned love, drugs or some ongoing feud. But they always return to the question that neighbors and family members ask: Knowing children were in the house, who would have started that fire? Police followed up on more than 50 tips and talked to the fire’s two survivors. “We don’t have anything solid,” said an investigator. Police hope a witness will come forward either to serve justice or to claim the $20,000 reward.