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Moscow police treat fatal fire as homicide

Fri., June 26, 2009, 11:13 a.m.

Police in Moscow say they are treating the death of a woman killed in a house fire as a homicide.

Authorities identified the victim Thursday as 28-year-old Sarah J. Parks, who was pregnant when her body was found by firefighters in a charred lower unit of a Moscow duplex Wednesday morning.

Lt. Paul Kwiatkowski says it appears Parker was dead before the fire started. An autopsy is trying to determine the cause of her death.

Parker is a former teacher at the Moscow Charter School.

The state fire marshal is also trying to determine the cause and origin of the blaze.

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