Arson suspected in car fire

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 17, 2016

LaGRANGE — Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department are looking for the people involved in a suspected arson of a vehicle discovered about 12:45 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Edgewood Avenue.

Firefighters with the LaGrange Fire Department arrived on scene and discovered the 2003 Chevy Tahoe fully engulfed in flames, said investigators. Once the blaze was extinguished, firefighters determined the SUV to be a total loss.

LPD investigators learned during the incident, the SUV was in the process of being reported stolen to 911, officials stated in a police report.

The owner told officers the vehicle did not have any mechanical problems, investigators said.

LaGrange police asked anyone with any information to contact the department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.

By Melanie Ruberti

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.