Two bodies found in a house fire may belong to a missing mother and daughter, Michigan police say.
A fire broke out in a Detroit house around 6 a.m. on Feb. 20. After the fire was extinguished, crews found two bodies in the basement.
Michigan State Police believe the bodies could belong to Heidi Walker, 39, and her four-year-old daughter Savannah, for whom there is an Amber Alert out.
Police believe Savannah was kidnapped by her mother’s boyfriend, Marcus Hightower. The pair were first reported missing in Livingston County by Walker's sister on Feb. 16.
Detroit Police chief James Craig says the reports are not confirmed, but they are investigating.
“Preliminarily, we believe it could be the missing mother and daughter, but we haven’t confirmed that,” Craig said. “Certainly it is not uncommon where a suspect commits a crime like murder and tries to cover their tracks by setting a fire. This fire appears to be intentionally set.”
Hightower is wanted as a person of interest in the case and is considered to be armed and dangerous.