Police: Fire in E. Mount Airy 'suspicious'

Pictured: Rosalyn Daniels

July 26, 2011 5:43:41 PM PDT
Close friends and family are trying to grasp what happened to 27-year-old Rosalyn Daniels overnight.

Firefighters arrived to heavy flames on the 1200 block of Cliveden Street in East Mount Airy around 12:30 a.m.

Authorities found Daniels home alone in the burning building with lacerations to her throat.

"She was a beautiful person, took great care of her kids, number one mom," family friend Bernetta Sutton said.

Family members say the mother of two, who goes by Rose, worked with special needs adults in New Jersey and loved to sing.

Neighbors say the first indication something was wrong was the sound of fire crackling through wall.

Family members say her grandmother owns the home and has been in the hospital for several days after suffering a stroke Thursday, and her son and daughter are in Florida with Daniels' mother.

Her cousin Ashley Craddock was able to salvage some teddy bears and pictures from the home.

"She's just a really funny, outgoing person; she's kind of like my role model. She's my cousin, so I've known her for forever," Craddock said.

Action News heard from family members that Daniels' car was missing, but there's still no word from police on if they believe it was stolen by Newsome.