Report: Bodies Found After Blaze in James Blake-Owned Home
Horrifying news out of Tampa: A home owned by retired player James Blake was consumed by fire, and three bodies were found inside. Even worse: Foul play looks to be involved, as fireworks were strapped to the heads of the deceased.
Source: bodies found in burning mansion in Avila had heavy duty fireworks wrapped around their heads. Owner is tennis star James Blake.— Meredyth Censullo (@MeredythTV) May 7, 2014
Per Deadspin, Blake purchased the home, a mansion, in 2005 for $1.5 million. He has been renting it out, and a spokesman from his James Blake Foundation reported to a local TV station that Blake was not present at the time of the fire.
UPDATE/PHOTO: Photo from fire scene at 16223 Sierra de Avila. pic.twitter.com/opmKz1oxJq— HCSO (@HCSOSheriff) May 7, 2014
Fellow retired American Chanda Rubin suffered a house fire in December 2010.
UPDATE: By day's end, it had been confirmed that four were found dead at the scene.
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