Police: Oklahoma City woman, child found in house fire were murdered

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  Authorities say what appeared to be a tragic accident may have been sinister in nature.

On Saturday, firefighters were called to a house fire in the 1100 block of N.W. 80th St. after witnesses spotted smoke coming from a nearby home.

When crews arrived on the scene, they found heavy flames on two sides of the home.

While battling the blaze, firefighters discovered two people inside the home.

Officials say they pulled 41-year-old Julie Mason from the home, but it was too late. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities also discovered 7-year-old Keagon Bruce inside the home.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died from his injuries.

On Monday, officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department said the victims did not die from the fire. Instead, they say they suffered injuries consistent with homicide, adding that their injuries occurred before the fire was set.

Fire investigators on the scene have determined that the blaze was intentional.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case.

If you have any information, call the Homicide Tip Line at (405) 297-1200.


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