NYC police: Charred note found at fatal fire site

Published July 23, 2010

NEW YORK – Police have discovered a badly charred note with the words "am sorry" in the torched New York City apartment where a family of five was found dead.

The note found Friday at the Staten Island home had only word fragments that were legible. Police said its significance is unclear.

Police have been investigating Thursday's fire on the theory that it was part of a murder-suicide committed by a troubled 14-year-old boy. He was found dead in the apartment, with a razor found under his body.

His two sisters were found dead with their throats slit. The boy's mother was also found dead in the apartment. A 2-year-old boy died later Thursday at a hospital.

Autopsy results are still pending.

Written by TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writer

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