Police Father set Easter fire that killed him 5 children

first_imgPolice believe a Vancouver man apparently distressed by financial troubles and his failed marriage died along with five of his children when he set fire to his home Easter morning.Evidence at the scene suggests that the family died as a result of a fire intentionally set by Tuan Dao, Vancouver police officials confirmed this morning. The fire was caused by liquid fuels set ablaze to trigger an explosion.Believed to have died in the fire were Dao, 37; Nolan A. Dao, 12; Noah A. Dao, 9; Jacob A. Dao, 9; Samantha A. Dao, 8; and Nathan A. Dao, 6.Dental records are being used to confirm the identities of Dao and the five children.“The surviving immediate family is aware of this investigative presumption and is assisting with the identification process,” according to a news release.All six bodies suffered fire-induced skull fractures, indicating that they died from exposure to the sudden blaze.Tuan and Lori Dao owned the house at 15304 N.E. 13th Circle, according to court papers from September 2010. Neighbors and family friends confirmed Lori Dao and her eldest daughter, Alena, 13, were not home at the time of the fire.A makeshift memorial that emerged Tuesday along a swiftly erected chain-link fence included a white piece of paper that listed names and ages of five children believed to have perished in the fire.last_img

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