Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mack Q. Sykes, R.I.P.

Shannon Murphy of The Flint Journal reports:

The investigation continues into the death of a 54-year-old man whose home is believed to have been set on fire.

Mack Q. Sykes died Wednesday morning in his home on North Street near Carton Street.

Firefighters were called to the home about 6 a.m. Sykes was found dead in an upstairs bedroom.

Firefighters attempted to rescue him, but there was too much heat and fire in the home, said Flint Fire Battalion Chief Theresa Root.

Root said it appears Molotov cocktails were thrown on the porch of the home. Witnesses said they heard three loud booms prior to the fire breaking out.

Police are calling Sykes' death a homicide.

The Flint Murder Map tracks homicides in The Vehicle City throughout the year. Please note that the map is incomplete and offers only a partial list of murder victims.

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