Authorities ID bodies of 3 people found in Detroit-area boat fire, 2 from GR


HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of three people whose bodies were found on a boat that caught fire at a Detroit-area marina.

The Macomb County sheriff’s office reports that the victims were identified as 60-year-old Mark Matthews  of Williston, North Dakota, and 43-year-old Jason Miron and 41-year-old Stephanie Arzola, both of Grand Rapids.

The 38-foot boat caught fire July 3 at Fox Marina in Harrison Township, northeast of Detroit. A dog also was found dead on the boat.

Officials said it’s believed the fire started on a sofa in the main living area of the boat’s cabin.

Foul play was not suspected.

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