Police: 1997 Akron Death Ruled Homicide

Linda Komar
Linda Komar

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) - The 1997 death of a woman in a suburban Akron house where two suspicious fires were set has been ruled a homicide.

Police in Cuyahoga Falls say they have received new information that led them to reclassify the death of 45-year-old Linda Komar from undetermined to homicide.

Police say they used new technology but won't detail the new information. The victim's parents say detectives got the new lead in November and are pursuing it.

The medical cause of death was listed at the time as smoke inhalation.