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Daughter of Sparks couple killed in fire arrested for murder

October 23, 2018
Alexis Alegria, 29, of Sparks, Nevada is pictured in this Oct. 19, 2018 booking photo provided by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. She was being held without bail on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 on suspicion of two counts of open murder in the death of her parents, Victor Alegria, 61, and Jami Alegria, 58. The couple died in a fire at their suburban Sparks home on Oct. 11, 2018 in what Sparks police have ruled a homicide. (Washoe County Sheriff's Office via AP)

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police say they’ve determined the death of a Sparks couple in a fire at their home was a homicide and detectives have arrested their daughter as a suspect in the killings.

Police said Monday they arrested 29-year-old Alexis Alegria on Friday. She was booked into the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of two counts of open murder.

Investigators say 61-year-old Victor Alegria and his 58-year-old wife, Jami, lived with their daughter in the house in suburban east Sparks near the Northern Nevada Medical Center on Oct. 11.

They initially reported one person had died before the severely damaged structure was made safe and they were able to more thoroughly search the home.

Alexis Alegria was being held Monday without bail. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.