Fire May Have Been Cover For A Killing

(Hyattsville, MD) — Hyattsville police say a man found dead after an apartment fire was a homicide victim. Detectives say he suffered obvious trauma to his body that wouldn’t have been caused by the small fire in the kitchen of his ground-floor unit at the Oliver Gardens apartments around 2:00 Wednesday afternoon. Investigators are asking residents and visitors to come forward if they saw anything suspicious in the hours before the fire. They believe the man was targeted and say there’s no threat to the public.