Deaths Suspicious in Dallas Apartment Fire

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Apr 28, 2011  |  Updated 5:03 PM CDT
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Dallas Fire-Rescue's Jason Evans talks about Wednesday's fire. Residents Samantha Burch and Bridget Heard tell their stories on waking up to the fire.

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Dallas Fire-Rescue's Jason Evans talks about Wednesday's fire. Residents Samantha Burch and Bridget Heard tell their stories on waking up to the fire.

Police say two men have been found slain in a Dallas apartment that burned.

The bodies were discovered just after 4 a.m. Wednesday when emergency personnel responded to a small fire at the Villa Hoya Apartments on the 11200 block of Woodmeadow. 

"It was actually a small fire that they quickly put out. Unfortunately, when they got inside there were two unconscious adult male victims. Currently, evidence does not suggest that it was a fire fatality. At this point, police will be conducting an investigation," said Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue.

The men, 59-year-old Michael Humphrey and 61-year-old Clayton Capshaw, were found inside the residence. Investigators said they were likely killed by someone they knew.

Witnesses and police said a car belonging to one of the victims is missing. Investigators said they are searching for a 4-door 2002 silver Saturn L200 with Texas license plate 5CVDN.

"They were real close. They'd been friends for years, and they honestly had just been really good friends to us," said neighbor Samantha Burch. "Nobody else drives their car. We honestly thought that they were gone. I didn't know they were in that apartment. That's what really devastated me when the cops came and told me they passed away."

"When I saw who it was, it just tore me up, tore me up," said Bridget Heard, about hearing the news on the deaths of her neighbors. "Nice people, very nice people ... didn't bother nobody. If you needed anything, they'd be there to help you."

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