Names of Fire Victims Released


By Linda Cicoira — The names of two of the three people who died in a fire that occurred Feb. 1, in Nelsonia, were released in a state police announcement Sunday — 16 days after the suspected arson/ homicide was committed.

The victims were Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 24, Oraliz Alejandra Gonzalez-Miranda, 26, and a three-year-old girl. 

Officers from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations in Chesapeake are continuing to pursue “numerous leads related to the arson and suspicious deaths,” said Corinne N. Geller, public relations director for the agency. “The Medical Examiner confirmed the three bodies suffered additional injuries inconsistent with a fire.” 

The incident occurred in a mobile home in the 28000 block of Johnson Court. It was reported to the Eastern Shore 9-1-1 Center at about 10 a.m. The trailer was destroyed in the fire. 

Anyone with information concerning the fire, or the decedents, is asked to call the police at 757-424-6800, or #77 on a cell phone, or by email at [email protected]

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