4 of 5 Victims Identified in Deadly Temecula House Fire

Four of the five victims who died in a Temecula house fire have been identified, Riverside County Sheriff’s officials said.

The four identified victims were James Jennex, 50; Jared Prudhomme, 26; Milford Battison, 37; and Richard Driskill, 37. All of the victims resided in Temecula.

The fire broke out just before 6 a.m. Monday in the 41000 block of Cruz Way in an unincorporated area of Temecula.

Family members told NBC LA that the home was a 24-hour home care business for adults who have disabilities. Jennex, one of the people killed, was one of the owners of the business.

The fire has been ruled suspicious in nature and detectives with the sheriff’s central homicide unit are investigating.

Further details on the fire or what has led authorities to deem it suspicious have not been revealed.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Riverside Sheriff’s Investigator Mullins at 951-955-2777.

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