Several Dallas police sources tell NBC 5 Dallas attorney Ira Tobolowsky was murdered at his North Dallas home.
Dallas Fire-Rescue arson investigators concluded the fire that began in Tobolowsky's garage was “suspicious” and believe it may have been arson.
It's unclear exactly how Tobolowsky died, though detectives are investigating the case as a homicide.
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The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office says it could take weeks to conclusively determine Tobolowsky's exact cause of death.
Police sources say investigators have talked with Steven Aubrey, an Austin man involved in ongoing civil litigation with Tobolowsky. He is not considered a suspect at this time.
Dallas police homicide detectives are leading the investigation along with arson investigators.
Tobolowsky’s three sons sat down with NBC 5 on Friday to talk about their father. They say he was a doting dad who never missed a school recital or ball game, and his moral compass and love of the law has forever shaped their lives.