UPDATE: VSP investigating fatal fire in Nelsonia as arson and homicide

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NELSONIA, Va. – The house fire in that took the lives of three in Nelsonia Friday is now being investigated as an arson and homicide.

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 Nelsonia suffered additional injuries inconsistent with a fire.

State Police is asking anyone with information to contact them at 757-424-6800.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is still working to positively identify the remains.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.


FRIDAY – A house fire in Accomack County that claimed the lives of three, according to Virginia State Police.

We’re told the fire broke out at around 10:45 AM Friday, in the 28000 block of Johnson Court in Nelsonia.

State Police have recovered the remains of two adults and one juvenile inside the home. The remains have been sent for autopsy and identification.

We’re told the mobile home was completely destroyed in the fire.

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