Sun., 6:01pm: Body recovered from Mecca fire
MECCA — Officials believe a body found Sunday morning in the rubble of a burned house is that of Daniel Jibotian, 53.
Jibotian is believed to have committed suicide Saturday afternoon in a blaze that destroyed the home at 4984 North Park Avenue and a nearby barn.
Authorities said a woman reported that her husband threatened to kill himself Saturday when she told him she wanted a divorce and he responded with a text that stated, “I am crazy Daniel Louis Jibotian 3/18/60 – 04/06/13 Boom.” Moments later emergency crews decended upon the fire to find the barn fully engulfed.
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