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Death of Wendell man found in burning house called suspicious

Posted April 8, 2012

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— Investigators believe that the death of a Wendell man found in a burning house last week might be suspicious, according to a search warrant released Thursday.

Wendell police searched a house at 225 Lakewood Drive, where Quinton Lamont King, 36, died on Tuesday. They also searched his girlfriend's 1999 Honda Accord, which was parked at the house.

Investigators stated in the warrant that they were looking for any evidence that someone else might have been in the house. They also seized photos of the scene taken by the Wake County Fire Marshal and the City-County Identification Bureau.

King's girlfriend, Kristuline Hope Ellis, escaped from the house fire, and when firefighters arrived, she told them that King was trapped inside, the warrant states. He was unresponsive when firefighters found him inside the home, and paramedics coudn't revive him.

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  • dewannaking Apr 9, 2012

    My family and I are having a hard time coping with the lost of Q. We are prayful that a full investigation is being launched due to the fact that this article is a different story than the information we have received thus far. Please keep us in ur prayers and informed with the real facts. They ruled it "suspicious" for a reason.