PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ An investigation into a fatal fire in Providence has become a homicide investigation.
Police say the death of 53-year-old Richard Palazzo, whose body was found on the third floor of a burning house on Tuesday is suspicious.
They tell WPRI-TV they are treating the case as a homicide after an autopsy could not immediately pinpoint the cause of his death.
Fire officials say they also don't know what started the blaze on Ponoma and are looking into the possibility of arson.