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.READ MORE: Park City Center Mall In Lancaster Closes Down To Due Reported Shooting
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.READ MORE: Sheraden United Methodist Church Holds 'Blessing Of The Animals' At Site Of Former Church
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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