Motive for arson that killed three unknown

LITTLETON (AP) — A West Virginia State Police trooper says the investigation of an arson that killed three people is progressing. But the motive remains unknown.

The Jan. 13 fire at a house in Wetzel County killed 63-year-old Michael McDougal, 55-year-old Carmen McDougal and 48-year-old Jimmy Kisner of Aleppo, Pa. The McDougals lived at the house outside Littleton.

State police Sgt. J.E. Shriver tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that Kisner was an acquaintance of the McDougals.

Shriver says investigators have some persons of interest and have eliminated others as suspects. But they are having difficulty finding a motive.

The State Police’s detachment in Moundsville has been sending a trooper to aid the Hundred detachment in the investigation.

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