Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Reston, VA: Husband of Reston Fire Victim Found Dead in Texas

RESTON, Va. (CBSDC) – The husband of a pregnant woman who died in a Reston fire Monday morning has been found dead in Texas, police said.

The man was found dead Tuesday in Bandera County, Texas, just northwest of San Antonio, according to Fairfax County police. His death is being investigated as a suicide.

Police have identified the woman who died in the early morning apartment fire as Jennifer Lynne Pearson, 38, who was pregnant when she succumbed to her injuries from the fire. Her death was being investigated as a homicide, but police said after learning of her husband’s death they are not searching for any suspects in the homicide case.

Fairfax County fire personnel responded to a call at about 6:10 a.m. Monday for a fire in the 12000 block of Waterside View Drive in Reston, where they found a fire burning in one apartment of the three-story apartment complex.

Firefighters put the fire out and pulled an unconscious adult woman from the building. Authorities said she was badly burned and later succumbed to her injuries. No other injuries were reported.

A neighbor who lives in the apartment above the one that caught fire told WNEW’s Kevin Patrick that she heard fighting in the apartment below her the night before and woke up to the smell of smoke.

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