DETROIT (WWJ) – A tragedy unfolded Sunday as an elderly husband and wife were killed in an early morning house fire on Detroit’s west side.

Fire investigators said the back of the house was fully engulfed when they discovered the bodies of Kyle and Theresa Bozeman.

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Detroit fire arson Lt. Dennis Richardson said the fire on Rutherford Street does not appear suspicious in nature and there was no evidence of foul play.

Richardson said the couple’s daughter was able to make it out of the home safely and while no firefighters were injured while fighting the fire – he says the family’s pet Yorkie was also killed in the incident.

“One was found in the living room; one was found in the hallway. That’s about all I know now … just have to follow-up with the firefighters that found them,” said Richardson.

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He told WWJ when firefighters arrived early morning the back of the house was engulfed. He said when his firefighters were finally able to go inside, it was too late to save Kyle and Theresa Bozeman.

Neighbor Louis Wilmore says Kyle Bozeman was a barber and was simply the best.

“Jolly, spiritual, I didn’t know his wife, only him, through the barber shop and … always a pleasant smile on his face, just a wonderful man,” said Wilmore.

Wilmore said he just had his hair cut by Bozeman and said that he’ll be sad not to see his favorite barber’s face this holiday season.

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It was not clear whether the Bozemans had insurance of any kind – If you would like to donate you can email the family at