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A Florida mansion owned by former tennis ace James Blake was a fiery death scene for three people on Wednesday morning, May 7. The blaze caught the whole property and three bodies were found.
Police reports say fireworks were found strapped to the head of one of the deceased.
Blake has been renting the mansion at the time of the fire, but he hasn’t lived there for over a year. The whole incident is under investigation.
According to neighbor’s statement issued to TMZ.com, the fire appeared to have started in the property’s garage.
The victims were two adults and two teenagers, as described by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office.
Colonel Donna Lusczynski said that the fire, which started at about 6 in the morning on Wednesday, was rather unusual.
Several fireworks were found throughout the home in Tampa Bay and two of the victims had “upper-body trauma”, according to her words.
Police did not give any more details of their injuries, but said a murder-suicide was a possibility.
The teenagers’ bodies were found in their bedrooms and the two adults were in one bedroom, Ms Lusczynski said.
Mr Blake, a 34-year old, reached a career-high ranking of four in 2006 and retired from professional tennis in 2013.
He also kicked off a charity, the James Blake Foundation, dedicated to cancer research in memory of his father, who died of gastric cancer.
Police said the bodies had not been formally identified, but named the adults who had been renting the home as Darrin Campbell and his wife, Kimberly.