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Police: Bentonville deadly fire was deliberately set; victims identified

Two bodies were found inside the home the day of the fire, one with what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The Bentonville Police Department has released the names of the victims in a suspicious house fire on SW Riverstone Avenue that occurred on June 3.

According to a press memo, police obtained a search warrant for the home on the day of the fire. 

While searching the property, a male was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in a parked car in the garage. Police also discovered another victim.

According to Bentonville Police, the identities of the victims found dead in the burned home were 42-year-old Reyna Escobar and 39-year-old Daniel Han.

Bentonville Police say based on their initial indicators, the fire appeared to have been set deliberately. Police confirmed the two were not married but were in a relationship.

Both bodies were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for further examination. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. We will provide updates as new information becomes available.

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