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(WASHINGTON) — Four people are dead after a mysterious fire in a multimillion-dollar Washington, D.C., home, and authorities are investigating it as an arson and homicide.

Three adults and a child were found dead in the home, the Metropolitan, D.C., police said in a news release Friday, but their identities have not been confirmed.

Authorities are investigating it as a homicide and arson, police said. Metropolitan D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier described the fire “definitely suspicious in nature.”

The fire was reported Thursday afternoon in an upscale neighborhood less than a mile from Vice President Joe Biden’s home.

According to real estate website Trulia, the home was assessed last year at more than $4 million.

To add to the mystery, police say a blue 2008 Porsche was seen at the house before the fire, and was later found abandoned.

A neighbor said, “I’ve been here for 25 years and nothing like this ever happens. So it’s really kind of just rattling.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is contributing to the investigation, police said. The police department asks anyone with information about the Porsche or the fire overall to contact the police at 202-727-9099.

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