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Tag: Nelsonia

By Linda Cicoira -- The injury on a Nelsonia man, who was found with two others in a house trailer fire last February, was self-inflicted. Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 24, died from a stab wound to the chest. His death was ruled a suicide, said Alvin Hopson, a spokesperson for the...
By Linda Cicoira -- All three victims found in the remains of a fatal fire in Nelsonia earlier this month were stabbed to death before the fire was set. Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 24, died from a stab wound to the chest, Donna Price, a spokesperson for the Medical Examiner’s Office, in...
By Linda Cicoira -- The names of two of the three people who died in a fire that occurred Feb. 1, in Nelsonia, were released in a state police announcement Sunday — 16 days after the suspected arson/ homicide was committed. The victims were Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 24, Oraliz Alejandra Gonzalez-Miranda,...
By Connie Morrison -- Feliciano Ortiz, grandfather of  3-year-old Sofia Escalante, sobbed into the phone as he described to a reporter how his “beautiful” granddaughter would run to him saying, “Give me a kiss!”  Ortiz said her body was one of those found in the aftermath of a blaze last Friday in...
By Linda Cicoira -- A fatal fire in Accomack County Friday is being investigated as arson and homicide, according to the state police. “The preliminary examination conducted Saturday by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Norfolk revealed that each of the three bodies recovered from a burned mobile home in...
UPDATE By Linda Cicoira -- Two adults and a child died Friday morning in a mobile home fire in Nelsonia, said Corinne Gellner of the state police. The remains were taken to the Norfolk medical examiner for autopsy and positive identification. Special agents with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, in...
By Linda Cicoira -- Three people, whose names have not been released by authorities, died Friday morning in a mobile home fire in Nelsonia, according to C. Ray Pruitt, director of the Accomack Department of Public Safety. Firefighters were called to Johnson Court for “a residential fire with entrapment,” at 10...