Contributing Writer | Telegraph Local
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A $14,000 reward is being offered to anyone who provides a tip that leads to an arrest in a house fire that killed five people earlier this month. Investigators have released images of the suspects and suspect vehicle in the Aug. 5 fire.
CBS Denver reports that Djibril and Adja Diol were killed in the house fire along with their 2-year-old daughter, Khadija. Also killed in the fire was Hassan Diol and her infant daughter, Hawa Baye. The fire broke out about 2:30 a.m. at the home located in the 5300 block of Truckee Street.
NBC News mentioned that The victims were members of Denver’s Senegalese community, and local and national Muslim leaders called on the police last week to investigate the fire as a hate crime.
In a newly released photo from Denver Police, the suspects are seen wearing full-face masks along with hoodies.
Fox News quotes Division Police Chief Joe Montoya as saying earlier this month, “I want people to look into their hearts … and understand that this was a family that was thriving. They were heading [in] the right direction.”
“[Diol] was doing all the things he needed to do to provide his family with an amazing life in America, and that was all cut short on that day. So I ask if you have any information on this crime, we ask that you look into your hearts and do the right thing.”
Djibril Diol’s younger brother Moussa delivered a heartfelt statement last Friday at a news conference.
“That was my family. My everything,” he said. “It’s hard to really talk right now because [I’m] still heartbroken. … It hurts a lot just to wake up and lose your family like that. Nobody deserves this. Nobody. No family deserves this. I’m gonna miss them a lot. A lot.”
“We just want justice,” he added.