What began as a fire at Lodi home on Sunday has turned into a homicide investigation.
Lodi police said that officers responded to a home in the 1500 block of Vine Street about 1:45 p.m. for the report of a fire. The blaze was too intense for officers to reach anyone inside the residence.
After firefighters quelled the flames, a dead man was found inside. An autopsy on Monday revealed that the man died from a stabbing.
Detectives are investigating the case and arson investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. The dead man’s name has not been released.
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