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Update: Jamaican woman stabbed to death by her Jamaican man prior to fire that killed 2-year-old daughter

Nerissa Distin

  • Nerissa Distin, 33, Gary Morris, 42, and their daughter, Serina Morris, 2, were found dead inside their fire-damaged home in Columbus
  • Explosion in the back of the house ignited the fire, officials say
  • Incident is being treated as suspicious and homicide detectives are investigating the family's deaths
  • Distin and Morris' two older sons were not home and were unharmed 


In an update on Friday, Columbus police said Distin died as a result of the stabbing, while Serina and Morris died from smoke inhalation.

Police are considering Distin and Serina homicide victims in the case.

Police had Morris listed as a suspect and say his actions resulted in his death.

Family members tell 10TV Morris and Distin both came here from Jamaica and became U.S. citizens.

Authorities provided no further details on what started the fire.


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