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4 found dead in burning house

January 13, 2009

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— The Osage County Sheriff said Monday that four people were found dead in a Scranton house.

The house had been set on fire when officers responded Monday morning, according to a sheriff’s statement. Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office investigators have ruled the cause of the fire as arson.

In a news release, Sheriff Laurie Dunn said the 911 call for the fire at 212 S. Lawrence St. came in at 10:39 a.m., and within 10 minutes officers discovered there were four deceased victims inside — one adult and three juveniles.

The sheriff’s office did not release the identities of the victims, but Dunn said autopsies would be performed to determine the causes of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call authorities at 1-877-OSCRIME.

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