Yosemite Arsonist May Have Killed Family

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Preliminary information suggests that a man who apparently committed suicide after setting a fire in Yosemite had earlier killed his wife and two young daughters, police said Sunday.The bodies of Michelle Celebrini, 32, and her daughters, 6-year-old Nina Celebrini and 9-year-old Samantha Foutch, were found Saturday in their home in Brentwood, about 50 miles east of San Francisco.

The same day, rangers in a remote area of the national park’s Hetch Hetchy basin found a body that they believe is that of an arsonist who ignited a 2,000-acre blaze in the area. Brentwood police Sgt. Tom Hansen said investigators suspect the body is that of Richard Celebrini, who they believe killed his wife and the girls.

Autopsy results were not released Sunday, but park spokesman Scott Gediman said the suspected arsonist appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”