Travis County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal Del Valle fire as homicide

TCSO investigating Del Valle fire as a homicide

TRAVIS COUNTY -- The Thursday morning fire at a mobile home in Del Valle that killed four people was intentionally set, the Travis County Sheriff's Office confirms.

Fire crews were called to the 8300 block of Linden Road around 5:50 a.m. Thursday. One man believed to be in his 20s was found, with three other bodies found later. None of the victims have been positively identified as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, but the sheriff's office said all four victims were adults.

The sheriff's office said authorities are looking for Matthew Aaron Barber, who is listed as a resident at the address. It is possible that Barber was a victim in the fire.

A Travis County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman told KVUE on Thursday that the wounds found on the four were inconsistent with that of a fire, possibly gunshot wounds. 

Travis County Fire Rescue told KVUE Thursday morning that the home is located off the road, so it took crews quite some time to get to the fire. When they arrived, no fire hydrants could be located, so there was no water on the scene. Once the fire was put out, half of the mobile home had burned.

No cause has been determined yet. Travis County Fire Marshals and the Travis County Sheriff's Office are investigating the fire.

This developing story will update as more information becomes available.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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