Man found shot to death in burning house

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Philadelphia firefighters work at the scene of a house fire on the 5900 block of Springfield Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia Wednesday morning. A man was found inside with an apparent bullet wound and pronounced dead on location by medics. Photographs used courtesy of J.D. Brooke of PhillyFireNews.com.

Brooke1The victim was identified as 75-year-old Grover Edwards, according to 6ABCPhilly.com reported that authorities now are investigating his death as a murder and arson.

According to NBC10, a preliminary investigations showed that a man in his 70s was possibly operating a “speakeasy” out of the home he had lived in for about 20 years.

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