Authorities: Ex-boyfriend killed woman found dead in N. Philly fire

August 29, 2017

By Staff

A 34-year-old woman found dead in a May fire in her ex-boyfriend’s North Philadelphia home was killed by “homicidal violence,” the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled. Philadelphia Police Homicide Capt. John Ryan said police believe Tavonia Love was killed by the ex-boyfriend, Anthony Eubanks.

Love was found dead on the morning of May 21 in a second-floor bedroom of Eubanks’ rowhouse in the 2100 block of West Susquehanna Avenue. A police source said after the medical examiner’s July 28 ruling that Love’s body was so badly burned that it’s not possible to prove exactly how she died. The source said authorities believe that after killing Love, Eubanks set fire to the mattress on which her body was found.

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