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Arson Suspect Composite Released

Posted April 18, 1996

— April 19, 1996 - 10:35 a.m. EDT

Fire investigators now have a description of the people suspected of setting fire to the Hope Valley School in Durham earlier this month.

They have released a composite sketch of two of the suspects.

Witnesses say the sketches are pretty good likenesses of the six male teens they saw near the school around the time the fire started.

Arson investigators were on the scene the morning after the fire sifting throught the rubble for clues as to the cause of the blaze.

No inuries resulted from the fire, but flames kept firefighters busy for several hours.

The Hope Valley School building was 70 years old, but hadn't been used for several years. Therewereplans to remodel the school and find a new use for it


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