Sources: Building owner takes own life after woman found dead in North Philadelphia fire

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- There has been a twist in the investigation into a North Philadelphia fire in which a woman was found dead.

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.

Anthony Eubanks

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.

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Victim in suspicious fire had charges filed against homeowner. Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on May 22, 2017.

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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