Cops: 3 dead in suspicious fire at upstate NY home

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Posted: Jul 13, 2011 1:19 PM
Cops: 3 dead in suspicious fire at upstate NY home

Authorities say three people are dead after a suspicious house fire near the Vermont border and police are looking for a parolee in connection with the fatal blaze.

The Washington County Sheriff's office tells the Glens Falls Post-Star that a husband and wife and the husband's son died in the early morning fire Wednesday in the rural town of White Creek, 35 miles northeast of Albany.

Town Supervisor Bob Shay says the victims included Dan Harrington, the deputy highway superintendent, and his wife Lisa.

Authorities say a son of the woman victim left the scene in a black Ford Mustang with his girlfriend and a 2-month-old boy inside the car.

WNYT-TV in Albany reports that police are searching for Matthew Slocum, who state authorities say was convicted of grand larceny in Cambridge in 2006.

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Information from: The Post-Star, http://www.poststar.com