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Harvey Fire Department news (more)

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The death of a woman in a house fire early Wednesday in Harvey has been ruled a homicide.

Firefighters responded about 4 a.m. to the house fire in the 14800 block of Leavitt Avenue, and within 15 minutes of firefighters’ arrival, the woman was found in the rear of the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy Thursday found the woman, whose identity wasn’t released, died of multiple injuries from an assault and the house fire, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Her death was rule a homicide.

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Harvey Fire Department news

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Harvey firefighters received a call about a fire near 148th and Leavitt Avenue around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.

A woman was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head. She was found in a back bedroom. She was believed to be older than 60. Her identity hasn’t been released. Officials believe the fire started after the woman was shot.

The house is a total loss.

A person of interest is in custody and it’s being investigated as a domestic incident.

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