Authorities in suburban St. Louis’ University City are probing as suspicious the cause of a weekend house fire that killed a man despite efforts by at least one neighbor to save him.
St. Louis County Police tell KMOX News that a woman spotted a man in a green SUV jump out of the vehicle with a metal canister, set it on a pole, then drive off.
“Obviously, we saturated the area with patrol and it’s unfortunate but a lot of folks are getting stopped, you know, just to see if we have a description matching.”
Investigators say the house fire in southwestern Illinois that killed four children is suspicious.
Happened just after midnight in 4000 block of Giles.
No injuries reported, homes may have been vacant.