Police say fire victim died from stab wounds

Published 6:07 pm Friday, August 29, 2008

A fatal fire in Biloxi is now a homicide investigation.

Authorities say the fire that burned 38-year-old Michelle Craite’s Biloxi home Tuesday may have been set to cover up her murder. An autopsy reveals Craite died from a stab wound to her chest.

Assistant Fire Chief Kirk Noffsinger says Craite’s body was found in the master bedroom.

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Police say they are trying to locate another person who lived in the home with Craite, but authorities did not identify that person or provide details about any possible suspects.