Police say the man who owned the building took his own life overnight.
Sources told Action News on Tuesday that 34-year-old Anthony Eubanks committed suicide after being contacted by police about the death of 35-year old Tavonia Love.
Her body was found Sunday inside a burning building in the 2100 block of West Susquehanna Avenue.
In November 2016, Eubanks was charged with assaulting Tavonia Love at an address in Rosemont, Delaware County.
According to the criminal complaint, Eubanks broke in and tried to strangle Love with a dog leash before leaving.
Love told investigators at the time of that attack that she and Eubanks had an on-and-off-again relationship.
Fire officials have ruled the North Philadelphia fire as "incendiary" but have not released further details.
Homicide detectives are investigating.
Eubanks has an active medical license in Pennsylvania. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital.
He posted a GoFundMe page soliciting funds for a medical clinic he hoped to open at the Susquehanna address where the fire happened.
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