YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Autopsies are scheduled for three people who died in an Ohio house fire, including a 10-year-old girl who prosecutors say was connected to a rape trial set to begin later that day.
Chief Fire Investigator Alvin Ware says the Mahoning County Coroner's office would be performing autopsies Tuesday. The cause of the Monday morning blaze remains under investigation.
Ware says two of the victims were deaf.
Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains confirmed one victim was a girl who died hours before a man suspected of raping her was scheduled to go on trial.
The trial was delayed and the defendant's bond has been revoked as authorities investigate evidence that he tried to bribe someone.