Sister of homicide victim believed killed in garage fire
Mon, 01 Nov 2010 17:22:29 GMT —
The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a garage fire that killed a person in Oregon, near Maumee Bay State Park, early Monday morning.
The Oregon Police Department says a fire was reported at a detached garage behind a home at 1922 Langundovie Road around 2:30 a.m.
A victim was found inside the garage, but the body, believed to be that of a female, was so badly burned that it has yet to be positively identified. Investigators will use dental records to determine identity. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
Susan Dunmyer, who is listed as the property's owner, along with her husband Timothy, is unaccounted for at this time. She is the sister of William Liske who was found murdered inside his Ottawa County home on Sunday.
Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton says Liske, 53, his 46-year-old wife, Sue, and her 23-year-old son, Derrick Griffin, were found dead Sunday afternoon. Sue's 16-year-old son discovered the bodies in the family's home 17 miles east of Toledo.
The exact cause of the Oregon fire has not been ruled; however, investigators say the garage served as a living space and was equipped with a stove and furnace. The State Fire Marshal arrived on the scene Monday morning to conduct n examination of the scene and interview witnesses and first responders.
The garage was completely destroyed in the blaze.
Timothy Dunmyer was out of town at the time of the blaze early Monday. Police say he was on his way back to town after hearing of his brother-in-law's death.