Published January 13, 2015
A mother intentionally set herself and her two children on fire in a storage room at a Winter Haven motel last week, investigators said Wednesday. All three died in the blaze.
It is not known what led the 25-year-old woman to kill herself, her three-year-old daughter and her 1 year-old son. Autopsy results are pending.
Fire investigators said they found a melted cigarette lighter and a plastic gasoline container inside the room at the Camellia Motel.
The family lived at the motel, which the woman's husband co-owned.