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The Latest: Couple found dead after house fire; son sought

November 3, 2018 GMT

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two people found dead after a house fire in eastern Los Angeles County (all times local):

7:10 p.m.

Authorities are looking for the son of a couple whose bodies were found after a house fire east of Los Angeles.

The Sheriff’s Department says 33-year-old Ryan Venti is considered a person of interest but not a suspect.

His father and mother, 75-year-old John Venti and 66-year-old Linda Venti, were found dead early Friday after firefighters doused a suspicious blaze at their home in Diamond Bar.

Their badly burned bodies and that of their dog were found in a downstairs bedroom of the two-story home.

Authorities say it appears the fire was intentionally set. The house had no working smoke detectors.

Circumstances of their deaths remain under investigation.



2 p.m.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives are seeking a possible relative of a man and woman who were found dead after a house fire in Diamond Bar.

The victims of the early Friday morning fire were between 65 and 70 years old but their identities have not been released.

A Sheriff’s Department statement says law enforcement is canvassing the neighborhood to locate a third person known to live at the location.

The victims were found on the lower floor of the two-story house along with a deceased dog.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


9:12 a.m.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says two people have been found dead after a house fire in Diamond Bar.

The fire was reported around 4:45 a.m. Friday and it was extinguished about a half-hour later.

A Sheriff’s Department statement says the victims are a man and woman.

Authorities initially said there were three victims.