A suspicious fire took the lives of a mother and her three children in Salt Lake today:
"The bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her three children were discovered this afternoon following reports of a house fire.
A neighbor reported the fire at 5723 S. Stone Bluff Way (5550 West) in Kearns about noon, said Salt Lake County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Paul Jaroscak.When firefighters entered the burning home they noticed one charred body in a bedroom, Jaroscak said. As they continued searching, they found three other bodies.
"What we have is what the fire department has determined is suspicions," Jaroscak said. "They look for arson, we will look at the homicide aspect of it."
The victims were identified as Sharon Al-Shimary, and her children: daughter Ashley, 9, son Chris, 7, and daughter Heather, 2.
The family had lived at the home for less than a year, and police had never been called to the residence before, Jaroscak said.The investigation into the incident is ongoing."
The children's father, Ahmed Al-Shimary, is being questioned. More here.