Police probe homicide at Philly-area fire scene

February 13, 2013 9:58:32 AM PST
Authorities are investigating a homicide at the scene of an apartment fire in Chester County.

District Attorney Tom Hogan says a man's body was removed from the residence in North Coventry Township after crews responded to a fire there. The blaze had broken out at the Hanover Gardens Apartments around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The blaze was quickly controlled and investigators found the body afterward.

Authorities say blood was smeared on the wall of the staircase leading to the second-story apartment. The death has been ruled a homicide, but police aren't saying how he was killed or if they have any suspects.

The victim's name has not been released.

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