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Two-year-old killed in Westmoreland fire

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:16 PM

The Savanna-la-Mar Police are probing a house fire that left a two-year-old dead in Frome, Westmoreland last night.

The deceased has been identified as Deandre Vanhorne.

The police say the fire is believed to be the work of an arsonist.

They have since made a public appeal asking for assistance in locating Norman Stewart otherwise called 'Kiro' or 'Bush Doctor'.

The police say Stewart is the common law husband of the dead boy’s grandmother.

The police are reporting that the child was left in the care of his grandmother.

They say about 10:30 last night an argument developed between the grandmother and her common law husband.

It’s reported that shortly after, fire was seen coming from a section of the house and the Police were summoned.

The Savanna-la-Mar Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.

The police say the child’s charred remains were found at the scene.