Mom, Daughter Found Fatally Stabbed After Bucks County Fire - FOX 13 News

Mom, Daughter Found Fatally Stabbed After Bucks County Fire

Posted: Updated:
BRISTOL TWP., Pa. -

An investigation is under way at the scene of a fire where a young mother and child were found dead in Bucks County.

The fire broke out Monday around 4 p.m. at the Avalon Court Apartments on the 3500 block of Oxford Valley Road in Levittown.

Family members rushed to the scene Monday to get the devastating news.

Now, the Bucks County district attorney says it appears the victims were stabbed, and the fire may have been set to conceal evidence.

Relatives told FOX 29 News that the victims are 22-year-old Ebony Tally and her 4-year-old daughter, R'mani.

"She was such a good person and a loving person and she never did nobody wrong," said a cousin, Brittany Coles.

Relatives on the scene also tell us the mother was pregnant.

The apartment the victims were apparently subletting from someone who is out of the country faces the courtyard. Sheets were put up to cover the windows where neighbors and friends say glass blew out and smoke poured from when the fire first started.

Detectives remained at the scene until the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

Officials said search warrants were issued and a man was arrested on separate drug charges.

Authorities are still investigating what caused of the fire, and they're expected to release more details Tuesday.

Newportville Fire, Falls Township and Bristol Township police units all responded along with the fire marshal.

FOX 29's Shawnette Wilson and Dawn Timmeney have more details in these video reports.

  • Dawn TimmeneyMore>>

  • Owner Finds Swastikas Spray-Painted On Northeast Philadelphia Kosher Shop

    Owner Finds Swastikas Spray-Painted On Northeast Philadelphia Kosher Shop

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:41:28 GMT
    NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA-The store owner at a landmark business in Northeast Philadelphia found swastikas painted on the front windows of his business Thursday morning. What makes it more hurtful is that his mother narrowly escaped the Holocaust.Simon Fachshtut arrived at his kosher meat store on Bustelton Avenue this morning in Northeast Philadelphia to find the vandalism.“This is very bothering me, like a Jewish person. I feel bad,” said Rachshtut.Simon has owned Simon's Glatt Kosher Meat Pro...
    NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA-The store owner at a landmark business in Northeast Philadelphia found swastikas painted on the front windows of his business Thursday morning. What makes it more hurtful is that his mother narrowly escaped the Holocaust.Simon Fachshtut arrived at his kosher meat store on Bustelton Avenue this morning in Northeast Philadelphia to find the vandalism.“This is very bothering me, like a Jewish person. I feel bad,” said Rachshtut.Simon has owned Simon's Glatt Kosher Meat Pro...
  • Beloved Philadelphia Teacher Gets Successful Kidney Transplant Surgery

    Beloved Philadelphia Teacher Gets Successful Kidney Transplant Surgery

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:19:30 GMT
    A popular Philadelphia teacher is all smiles and feeling very grateful to be alive after a successful transplant surgery. FOX 29 first brought you her story in April when her students contacted us about her search for a kidney donor. 
     A popular Philadelphia teacher is all smiles and feeling very grateful to be alive after a successful transplant surgery.

  • Family:Comedian and TV Host Joan Rivers Dies At 81

    Family:Comedian and TV Host Joan Rivers Dies At 81

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:12:56 GMT
    Iconic comedian Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. She went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 and had been on life support at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.
    Iconic comedian Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. She went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 and had been on life support at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:25:33 GMT
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
  • Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:32:24 GMT
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
  • Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:14:19 GMT

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices