(Above: Joseph Poulin, Terry Giles & Linda Plummer (victims). Photo Credits: New Hampshire Department of Justice website)
(Above: Crime scene. Photo Credit: New Hampshire DOJ website)
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. —
Three people died as a result of a 1986 fire, but police still don't know who set the blaze.
Around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, 1986, someone set fire to an apartment at 314 Islington St. in Portsmouth while fire crews were responding to a false fire alarm on the other side of the city.
Jouseph Poulin, 29, and Terry Giles, 24, were trapped inside one of the units and died during the fire.
Their 39-year-old roommate, Linda Plummer, was engulfed in flames when she jumped from a window. She died five months later at Massachusetts General Hospital as a result of burns suffered in the fire, officials said.
Investigators said the fire was set intentionally, but they still don't know who the arsonist was.