VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) — Investigators with the Virginia Beach Fire Department determined that a house on Paiute Road was intentionally set ablaze last week.
We're told the couple who occupied the residence, 57-year-old William Davis and 50-year-old Belinda Davis, were not home when firefighters arrived at the scene.
Crews arrived at the home at 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8. Two dogs were found in the home.
One was found dead, but the other was revived and has since been adopted.
A relative of William Davis says the couple was involved in a crash on I-264 the same day as the fire. Both died before the crash even took place.
According to the Virginia State Police, Belinda Davis' cause of death was determined to be suicide from a gunshot wound to the head, and the Medical Examiner confirmed to 13News Now that William Davis died from a gunshot wound.
Troopers found a firearm in their car.
The Virginia Beach Fire Department and Virginia State Police are still investigating both incidents.
No other details have been released at this time.