JPSO: Man, woman found dead in front of burning apartment in Harvey

HARVEY, LA (WVUE) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies discovered the bodies of a man and woman outside a burning apartment in Harvey. The discovery was made Friday around 4:40 p.m. in the 700 block of Grefer Avenue.

Responding EMTs pronounced the man and woman dead on scene.

State Fire Marshall's investigators have been on the scene most of the night looking for clues as to how the man and a woman died in a small fire inside their small efficiency. Their deaths have shocked neighbors, who say they were very helpful and would often give out clothes to those less fortunate. Fire officials say the fire broke out in the kitchen area.

"The firefighters got in and put out the fire in two minutes," said Harvey Fire Department Capt. Michael McAuliffe. "The cause is under investigation."

Neighbors say a Good Samaritan, believed to be a relative, pulled the bodies out of the apartment before firefighters arrived.

Their identities are not being released at this time.

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