Arson suspected after woman and infant found dead in burning Bradenton apartment

Published Aug. 27, 2017

BRADENTON — Authorities are investigating the deaths of a teenager and an infant whose bodies were found inside a burning Florida apartment building.

Local media reports say the body of 18-year-old Diamond Shelman and 8-month-old Jeremiah Shelman were found Saturday inside the Manatee County apartment on Florida's Gulf Coast. Authorities said Diamond Shelman had injuries that were inconsistent with the fire, which appeared to be arson.

The fire had been noticed by a passing firefighter.