Mystery arson that killed 5 members of Senegalese family still unsolved

first_imgClayton Sandell/ABCBy CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News(DENVER) — More than three months since a mysterious arson fire killed five members of a Senegalese family, the blackened, burned-out shell of a house where they died stands untouched, surrounded by a chain-link fence covered with dry, faded flower bouquets and dirty stuffed animals.The house, located in a new subdivision not far from the Denver airport, looks much the way it did on Aug. 5. Around 3:30 a.m., police say three suspects in eerie face masks approached in darkness, igniting a fire that took the lives of three adults, a toddler and an infant.The suspected arsonists were captured in an image from a neighbor’s security camera. But despite a $40,000 reward, police say they have made no arrests, and most leads have gone nowhere.Djibril Diol, 29, his wife Adja Diol, 23, and their 2-year old daughter Khadija were killed, along with Djibril’s sister Hassan and her infant daughter, Hawa. Friends and family say Adja, Khadija, Hassan and Hawa had recently emigrated to the United States from Senegal. Djibril came to America in 2012 and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in civil engineering. Before his death, he was working for a construction company on a major highway project.Despite the apparent lack of progress, the Denver Police Department says the case is still a top priority.Two detectives are assigned to the case full-time, said Lt. Matt Clark of the major crimes unit. The department is also getting help from agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to Clark.As credible tips have come in suggesting possible leads or suspects, investigators have recently been serving search warrants for potential evidence like cellphone records, Clark said.“Some of these are connected to tips, and some are just general investigative tactics to identify and place someone at a location,” he said. “A lot of these are digital warrants. They’re not physical locations.”In addition, the department has assigned a sergeant from the cold case unit to help, though Clark insisted it is not considered a cold case.“This is just a resource I had available that I think could be beneficial to the investigation,” he said.Some community members are growing increasingly frustrated and discouraged at the lack of arrests and the addition of a cold case investigator.“Everybody is asking for updates, and there’s been nothing,” said Ousman Ba, a Diol family friend.Friends, family and the police said the victims appeared to have been thriving in the United States and had no past trouble or enemies that would suggest a motive.For now, there is hope that new digital billboards and posters on city buses will keep the case in the public eye and hopefully yield a clue that might break the case.“We haven’t given up,” Clark said. “This is a very complex case, and it’s getting the resources and diligence that I think it deserves so we can bring justice to the family.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Europa League: How Man Utd could line-up against LASK

first_img The pair have been knocking on the door of the first-team all season. Now, with a more-than comfortable five-goal cushion to rest on, Solskjaer could stick speedy center-back Mengi into the starting XI. Man Utd have been crying out for a new, long-term partner for captain Harry Maguire all season. And Mengi, 18, could be given the chance to show the boss just what he can do. Meanwhile, Galbraith, 19, is set to be given the chance to start in the heart of midfield. The Northern Irish ace may be played alongside Scott McTominay in a young, energetic deep tandem. Loading… Brandon Williams – fresh from signing a new four-year contract – is certain to start at left-back with Luke Shaw injured. And Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Maguire should start in defence to complement the youngsters, along with cup stopper Sergio Romero. Further up, Mason Greenwood is likely to be given the chance to play as the sole striker, despite shining out wide alongside Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial post-lockdown. Tahith Chong and Daniel James could start on the flanks supporting him, with Bruno Fernandes set to continue in his No10 role in the midst of a red-hot run of form. However, Solskjaer could opt for experience in a bid to ensure their quarter-final place is safe. But if the Norwegian decides to go all-out on the youngster front, it could mean starts for the likes of goalkeeper Nathan Bishop, 20, and defender Ethan Laird, 19, and 20-year-old center-mid James Garner. Solskjaer has challenged his squad – whose late run secured third place in the Premier League and a Champions League spot for next term – to win the Europa League and use it as a stepping stone to future glory. read also:Klopp, Solskjaer made last-minute attempt to sign Osimhen He roared: “This team has developed through the season. “We were delighted to finish third in the Premier League and the next step is to get your hands on a trophy. “We have been to two semi-finals this season in the EFL Cup and FA Cup now we want to go one step further and win something. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United are set to unleash the kids as they take on LASK on Wednesday night. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Co take on the Austrian minnows in the second-leg of their Europa League last-16 tie leading 5-0 from the away leg. Now back at Old Trafford, the United boss could give the likes of Teden Mengi and Ethan Galbraith a run-out. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Fascinating Facts About Coffeelast_img read more