Suspicious Blaze Near Furman Ruled Homicide/Suicide

The fatal fire that claimed the lives of two residents Saturday has been ruled a homicide/suicide by the Greenville County Coroner’s Office. The man and woman had already died of gunshot wounds when the fire consumed the home at 1 Belle Terre Court in Greenville.

One of the deceased has been identified as Lisa Rae Creta, 46, owner of the Summersett subdivision home destroyed in the blaze.  The second body has been tentatively identified as her husband of 20 years, 48-year-old Robert Frank Creta Jr.

News Channel 7 reports:

The coroner’s office believes she died around 3 a.m on Saturday. The coroner says she died of multiple gun shot wounds to the head.  Her last known employer was the U.S. Justice Department of Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Ellis says the man has been tentatively identified as 48 year old Robert Frank Creta Jr.  The coroner’s office estimates the death happened around 5 a.m Saturday. Ellis says he died due to a gun shot wound to the head and the injury was consistent with being self inflicted.  Creta’s last known employer was the ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms).

A 4-year-old pitbull/lab mix was also found at the home near Furman University.  The animal had died from multiple gun shot wounds.


3 Responses to “Suspicious Blaze Near Furman Ruled Homicide/Suicide”

  1. Was the Summersett Sub-Division Fire Arson? : Greenville Dragnet on December 8th, 2009 4:50 am

    [...] Update, December 7, 2009: [The Greenville County Coroner's Office has ruled the deaths a homicide/suicide.  Please see our latest report for details.] [...]

  2. Pat Bell on January 14th, 2010 7:35 pm

    His father died at the age of 43 of a brain tumor. I know that because Robert Frank Creta was my brother. He, his mother, and his sister, chose to turn their backs on the family 20 years ago. It’s very sad to find out about my nephew this way. May God have mercy on his soul and may he rest in peace throughout eternity. We loved you Robert…. Aunt Pat & family

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