The owner of an Ocoee, Florida home that was destroyed by fire said Tuesday that she believes the fire was set by someone she knows who has threatened to try to kill her with voodoo.
Fire broke out at Virgilette Joseph’s home around 10 p.m. Monday.
Joseph’s 10- and 11 year-old daughters were spending the night at their aunt’s house and Joseph was out to dinner when she got a phone call informing of the fire.
Fire investigators identified the cause as arson after finding evidence that the fire started in several locations around the house.
The state fire marshal’s office confirmed that it has a suspect who is being questioned, but would not release a name.
Joseph said she never went to the police about the death threats because she thought it would be too much of a hassle.
Now, she said she regrets that she didn’t take action sooner. The house is a total loss, but no one was hurt.