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Woman found dead in Pickering garage fire was murdered, police say

Durham police are investigating the murder of a woman following a house fire in Pickering.

Police and fire were called to a home on Pebblestone Crescent, near Finch Avenue and Dixie Road, at around 7:50 p.m. on Monday and found the attached two-car garage in flames.

After the fire was put out, the body of a woman was found inside the garage.

The victim has been identified as Carmela Knight, a 39-year-old wife and mother of two young boys.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate.