Penn Hills Fatal Fire Ruled Homicide

PENN HILLS (KDKA) — The death of 17-year-old girl in a fire at a Penn Hills home has been declared a homicide.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner says Teesa Williams was shot in the head; however, her cause of death was smoke inhalation.

Investigators believe she would have survived the gunshot wound. Williams also had several unexplained bruises on her body.

According to police, Williams’ mother left for work at 6:30 a.m. The fire was reported around 9 a.m., so the crimes happened between that time.

No one knows why she didn’t go to school. The girl’s mother says she was dressed for school when she left.

Police will not say if there’s a suspect or a person of interest, but say the investigation is ongoing.

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Comments

One Comment

  1. Nick Manning says:

    What do you mean these people?

  2. Dani says:

    REDROCK THIS IS THE MOST INCONSIDERATE POST YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF…A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL JUST LOST HER LIFE AND YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO POST SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO SEE..YOUR A DISGRACE!!!!!!!…AND IM SURE I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY “THESE PEOPLE”!!

    1. Carlos says:

      No, this isn’t the most inconsiderate post this person has made; there have been countless others that make this one seem nice. Just report the comment and don’t pay it much mind.

    2. rock on says:

      why dont you wake up and see things for what they are !

      1. Thomas J Duttine says:

        AMEN.

      2. Carlos says:

        Which is?

  3. Family Friend says:

    The family is very much loved and admired!! I work with her mom. Love you tess and family!!! Thank you for reporting bad comments. This is very HORRIBLE tragedy!! May the person or persons that did this and took Tessa’s life get life behind the bars!

  4. LOVIN ME says:

    This is so sad my heart dropped when I heard the news…I will be sure 2 pray 4 this family in there time in need and I asked you all do the same…What is goin on in this world 2day??? Please tell your love ones you love cuz no telln when its ur time 2 go!!

  5. johnny69 says:

    I don’t know why but the first thing that I thought was “boyfriend”

  6. Friend says:

    Does anyone know when the funeral may be?

  7. johnny69 says:

    Lets see, I am the owner of a gun that I just bought (illegally??) and I am going to let my 16 year old neighbor “borrow” it….this irresponsible gun owner needs to be in prison as well…do they not have brains?

  8. peegee says:

    he must have broken in after the mother left for work. waited until she left. planning and premeditation.

  9. Alexis says:

    Teesa was one of my best cousin’s . I can’t believe she’s gone. I used to always go over her house when my mother went to work . I will always savor the great times we had. I LOVE YOU TEESA !❤

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