Saskatchewan

Fire at King home not the first, RCMP says

The fire at the late Carol King's house over the weekend is the third property belonging to her that went up in flames in just over two years, said the RCMP.

The fire at the late Carol King's house over the weekend is the third property belonging to her that went up in flames in just over two years, said the RCMP.

On Sunday, a fire severely damaged the home where the Herschel woman lived. 

Police said arson is suspected, but no arrests have been made.

Carol King vanished in early August and her body was found in the Herschel area weeks later. Police are calling the death suspicious.

The first fire dates back to Sept. 2009 — that's when a second house on Carol King's property burned to the ground, police said. 

It was discovered by a school bus driver passing by the area who called for help.

On July 6, 2010 her fifth wheel trailer went missing, said Cpl. Rob King. It had also been on fire.

"And then it was located on July 18 [2010] in an area or a field close to where her car was located in the slough," he said.

Days after her disappearance police found Carol King's car submerged in a slough near her home.

Police said they find the string of fires interesting and they are now taking a closer look at the two earlier fires.

No charges have been laid in either cases.

 

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