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Coosa County Sheriff's Office Investigates Two Deaths and Two House Fires

In Coosa County,  investigators are looking in to the deaths of a husband and wife. 

Authorities found Joan and Wayne Diffley's home on fire. Their bodies were outside. Next door, Mrs. Diffley's daughter's home also burned. "It's very unusual," said Sheriff Ricky Owens.

The fires destroyed both homes. The sheriff's office believes someone started the fires on purpose.  Sheriff Owens says, "Neighbors heard a boom."

A relative says the Diffley's were in the middle of a divorce and she had moved in with her mother next door. As to the sequence of events, who killed whom and who started the fires, the sheriff's office isn't saying. "We aren't ruling anything out," says Sheriff Owens.

The sheriff's office says the Diffley's were well known in the community and married for more than 20 years. Now, investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong.  "My heart goes out the family, " says Owens.

We're told Mrs. Diffley worked for the board of education. She was 59 years old. Mr. Diffley was 66. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is working the case with the Coosa County Sheriff's Office. They're calling it a death investigation.

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