BSO DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE TAMARAC HOUSE FIRE DEATHS

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
20-5-7
BSO Case Number:
07-2005-001258  
Date:
May 13, 2020
Time:
5:19 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Tamarac
Place of Occurrence:
7305 N.W. 65th St., Tamarac
Victim(s):
Adult female, name withheld pending next-of-kin notification (DECEASED)
Adult male, name withheld pending next-of-kin notification (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two elderly individuals in a Tamarac house fire.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Broward County Regional Communications received a report of a residential structure fire located at 7305 N.W. 65th St. in Tamarac. Tamarac Fire Rescue and North Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the residence, extinguished the fire and brought two people out of the house.

One adult female was pronounced dead on scene. Tamarac Fire Rescue transported one adult male to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There were a total of five occupants of the house.

BSO homicide detectives are working with the State Fire Marshal Office to conduct the investigation into the cause of the fire and whether the home was being used as an assisted living facility.

The death investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further information is asked to contact BSO Homicide Detective Samantha Cottam at 954-321-4544. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.

INVESTIGATORS:
Homicide Det. S. Cottam. CID
Homicide Sgt. K. Forsberg, CID 

Tamarac Fire Rescue

THIS REPORT BY:
Miranda Grossman/PIO
5/14/20  1600