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Senegalese family, community leaders to hold memorial a month after deadly home fire in Denver

Five people, including toddler and child, were killed in suspected arson
Deadly Denver house fire_Aug 5 2020
Posted at 4:11 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 18:11:48-04

DENVER – Saturday will mark one month since a toddler, a child and three adults were killed in a house fire now believed to be arson in northeast Denver, and community leaders will gather at the Colorado State Capitol to bring awareness of the ongoing investigation.

Representatives of the Diol family, along with community leaders, will hold the one-month memorial on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the west steps of the Capitol building. They will be joined by elected officials as well as Denver Police Department representatives, according to a media advisory shared with Denver7.

Representatives of the Senegalese family will discuss the loss of their five family members and will urge the public to help them get justice in the case.

No new leads have turned up in the homicide investigation since Aug. 18, when investigators released pictures of three people wearing full face masks and dark hoodies, as well as pictures of a dark-colored four-door sedan, that police say are connected to the suspected arson.

A Denver police spokesperson said Thursday they are actively investigating the homicide and encourage anyone with information to contact Denver Metro Crime Stoppers. Police are offering a $14,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of the three suspects.

People who might have information on the suspects after seeing the new photos are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous.