South Richmond Hill man killed in ‘suspicious’ fire


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes
THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

A fatal fire in South Richmond Hill over the weekend has been deemed suspicious.

A 43-year-old Asian man was killed in a “suspicious” fire in South Richmond Hill early Sunday morning, police said.

The unidentified victim was found dead on arrival inside a residence at 115-18 95th Avenue on February 24 at around 2:35 a.m. He had severe burns on his body, cops said.

The investigation is ongoing, but authorities say the fatal fire is deemed suspicious at this time.

The identification of the man is withheld pending family notification.

Check back with The Queens Courier for updates on this developing story.