Body of Man Stabbed to Death Found in Miami Apartment Fire

Police say two people have been detained after body of elderly man found

Police are investigating after the body of a man who was stabbed to death was discovered in a Miami apartment fire early Friday.

Firefighters responded to the Poinciana Grove building near Northwest 2nd Avenue and 56th Street when the fire broke out around midnight, officials said.

Police officers also responded and inside found the body of the elderly man, who had been stabbed, officials said. His name hasn't been released.

"Once they made entry along with us, because he had to force it because they had to force themselves in, they found that there was a fire inside and there was a man in a pool of blood," Miami Police spokesperson Kenia Fallat said.

Officials later said that the victim's car was found in the area of Northwest 37th Court and 157th Street, and that two people have been detained.

"We don't know what the motive is, we don't know the relationship to the two men that were inside the vehicle. So there's a lot that we need but most definitely we do need help from persons that perhaps saw or heard something to call us with information," Fallat said.

No other information was immediately known.

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