Homicide at Graham house fire

GRAHAM — The Pierce County medical examiner’s office says a man found dead Wednesday in a house fire at Graham had been killed by sharp force injuries to his head and neck.

The News Tribune reported that the death of 55-year-old Douglas Erhardt of Graham was a homicide.

Authorities also are investigating the fire as suspicious because it was reportedly set at several places in the home.

Smoke was reported by neighbors and firefighters found the body.

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