A 15-year-old boy is being accused by local Georgia police investigators of starting a fire on Sunday, April 17, with the intention of killing his 10-year-old sister, who was found dead in a windowless room of the house after the blaze had been extinguished.

The 15-year-old boy, whose identity has not been released to the public, has been charged with malice murder and felony murder for the death of his sister, with an arson charge still in the air as the local fire department continues to investigate the cause of the fire, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Multiple aggressive search attempts were executed to locate the missing children,” Lt. Justin Wilson, firemen spokesperson, said. “After the fire was brought under control, a 10-year-old female victim was located deceased in a room used as a bedroom without window access.”

The boy was found later on in a separate part of the house largely uninjured from the raging fire in their residence. At the time of the incident, their father and another sibling were both at work during the fire, the New York Post reported.

Two of their siblings reportedly were able to escape the fire when it started to get bigger and spread around.

Though there were smoke alarms in the house, none of the alarms were triggered by the fire when it started to spread. Other than the sister, two house cats were found dead in the debris by first responders as they sought out the 15-year-old boy.

As the investigation still seems to be ongoing, the police have not provided a possible reason or motivation for why the 15-year-old boy would go about allegedly starting a fire in order to kill his younger sister.

“At this time, it has been determined the fire was set intentionally by a sibling of the deceased victim,” the police said in a statement. “This is still an active investigation and is being treated as a homicide. Gwinnett police detectives are working closely with arson investigators throughout the duration of this investigation.”

A 15-year-old boy from Georgia was arrested for murder after he allegedly started a fire to kill his 10-year-old sister, with a separate investigation occurring at the possibility of arson. This is a representational image. Thomas Ehling/Unsplash.

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