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Suspicious death in Tyler house fire ruled homicide

Harold Davinci Miller. Photo Source: Facebook Harold Davinci Miller. Photo Source: Facebook

TYLER, TX (KLTV) – Tyler police have officially ruled the suspicious death of a man found in a burning house Thursday morning, as a homicide.

A call for firefighters led to a gruesome discovery. Around 11 Thursday morning, Tyler fire crews were called to a house fire in the 4500 block of Edinburgh Drive.

Once inside, officials found the body of 28-year-old Harold Miller. However, family members say it wasn't the fire that killed him.

James Hogue didn't know the home connected to his was on fire, "I was doing a little housework and heard a commotion and looked through the peep hole and saw fireman and fire truck, and immediately come on out."

What started as a call for firefighters quickly turned into a Police investigation.

"Our investigators were called to the scene. The major crimes investigators due to the fact that a male subject was found inside the residence," said Tyler Police Officer, Don Martin.

Once officers realized what they were dealing with, family members were called, including the victim's fiancee.

"I'm sorry to see it, of course, because a young man's life was taken," said Houge.

Family members say 28-year-old Harold Miller was shot, but Police couldn't confirm this information.

"They're just trying to see how this happened, you know, why would someone want to hurt Vince when he was such a loving person. That's really what they're saying because we don't know how this could have happened," says Renee Green, Miller Fiancee's aunt.

Until Police can tell them why this happened, they say there's only one thing they can do.

"Well you pray and ask God for guidance to get you through a time like this, that's what you have to do," Renee says.

Miller's body will be taken to Dallas for an autopsy.

Details of the case are not being released at this time so the case will not be compromised. Further information will be brought forward as the case progresses.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers, at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). 

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