UPDATE: Fairfax police investigate fatal fire as possible murder-suicide

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA – According to homicide detectives from the Major Crimes Division they are currently investigating this as a possible murder- suicide. One adult male and a female toddler were found deceased inside the home.

Further details are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. This is an ongoing investigation. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct autopsies and ultimately determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA - Firefighters and homicide detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department continue to investigate a house fire that killed two people Thursday morning.

The fire started about 11:00 a.m. at a two story home off Fairfax Hunt Rd.  Majority of the damage could be seen on the garage side of the house.  Dozens of firefighters worked to get the fire under control which they did in less than an hour but it was too late.

They found two bodies inside the house and called homicide detectives to the scene.  Police respond to fire cases when there is a death, in this case two, and if firefighters say there may be signs of suspicious activity or foul play.

"We have a cause and origin that fire investigators are currently working on and we're going to do a joint investigation," Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Bowers said.

Neighbors at the scene said the man who lives at the home kept to himself for years and was rarely seen which is why many were surprised to learn there was a second person in the home at the time of the fire.

Investigators have not identified the victims or confirmed one of them is the homeowner.