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Investigators believe Brigitte Julie Shaw, 49, was killed by her live-in boyfriend Philip Alexander Smyth, 50, whose body was found this weekend near Hesperia.
San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies had gone to the home to serve a search warrant.
The fire broke out about 2:15 p.m. in the 25900 block of Sheriff Road in some bushes next to a two-story home, where it spread.
Public works crews are en route to conduct repairs.
Daniel Eamon Sweeny, 40, of Tustin was accused of stealing more than 20 ATMs.
Alfred Alexander Hollimon, 24, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Agents believe the three were behind robberies in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, La Harbra and Huntington Beach.
The K9 bit the forearm of a burglary suspect in Laguna Hills.
The blaze started in a storage area under the stairs.
The suspects cut a hole in the roof to gain access to the Laguna Hills jewelry shop, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Jeremy Landau, 43, of Sherman Oaks, was charged with 13 counts of money laundering, two counts of misappropriation of public funds and one count of conflict of interest in a sale and purchas
Richard Allen Clements would haul the automated teller machines off in his truck. He's expected to be sentenced to two years.
But an assistant district attorney calls the claims "over the top" and "scurrilous." Dekraai is facing the death penalty, accused of perpetrating the worst mass killing in county history.
Farhad Sharifi of Aliso Viejo was arrested Friday in Lake Forest and is alleged to have robbed convenience stores and gas stations throughout South Orange County.
Altogether, Peter David Nitschke admitted stealing more than $780,000 from nine clients.
He was known for saying sorry as he left gas stations and convenience stores.
The 22-year-old is identified. A woman and two children inside the home were reportedly not hurt.
It was a crime of "moral turpitude," says a rep for the State Bar.
The Mission Viejo man faces murder charges, Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker said. He was arrested in New York.
The incident happened in Laguna Hills in 2012. The partakers in the altered pie reported experiencing discomfort in consuming it.