UPDATE: Omro Police identify two people found dead in early morning Christmas Day fire

Published: Dec. 26, 2020 at 1:54 PM CST
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OMRO, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE: Omro Police have released the names of the two people found dead in a home that caught fire during the early morning hours on Christmas Day.

According to police, the victims have been identified as 41-year-old Alex Leaman, and four year old Leland Leaman.

Both Alex and Leland Leaman were found dead after the fire was extinguished, as well as a dog.

While at the scene, crews told Action 2 News that most of the damage was in a back bedroom of the home, and firefighters at the scene said the origin of the fire appeared to be suspicious.

Police also stated the fire appeared to be suspicious in nature.

As of this time, an investigation is still ongoing, and the cause of the fire hasn’t been released.

ORIGINAL POST: Police say two people were found dead inside a home after a fire broke out during the early morning hours on Christmas Day.

According to Omro Police, a patrol officer found flames and heavy smoke coming from the home on the 200 block of McKinley Avenue, about a block south of State Highway 21, at around 4:30 a.m.

Attempts were made to contact occupants, however officers were hindered by the heavy fire and smoke conditions.

After the fire was extinguished, two people were found dead inside the home, as well as a dog.

The names and ages of the victims weren’t immediately provided.

Crews told Action 2 News Friday morning that most of the damage was in a back bedroom of the home, and firefighters at the scene said the origin of the fire appeared to be suspicious. Police also stated Saturday that the fire appeared suspicious in nature.

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Officials say members of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Division of Criminal Investigation and the State Fire Marshall have been on the scene to help with the investigation.

A cause of the fire hasn’t been announced as of this time.

Police will continue to be at the scene until the investigation is complete, which they say is very active and ongoing.

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