Investigators said they believe the fire burned itself out.
The deaths of the family members were discovered last Wednesday after a caller reported a foul smell coming from the apartment on Bufort Boulevard. Initially, firefighters believed the victims could have been dead inside the apartment for about two weeks.
Family members identified the victims as 30-year-old Antronette I’Tavion Taylor; her 2-year-old son Michael Edward Davidson Jr.; and Michael E. Davidson Sr., who is the child’s father and Taylor’s boyfriend.
Two of the victims were found dead in the first floor living room and the third victim was found in the upstairs hallway of the residence, according to a fire report.
Neighbors called police after they became concerned after spotting flies in the windows of the residence, according to the report.
“The neighbor also stated they had not seen any of the residents for approximately two to three weeks,” the report read.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has not officially released the names of the victim’s nor their causes of death. Officials said previously additional testing would be needed to identify the remains due to the decomposition of the bodies.
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