Cleveland Police believe the death of a woman in a house fire in Middlesbrough may have been suspicious.
Theresa Ryan, 50, died in the fire on Warton Street in North Ormesby on Wednesday.
Police want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious after 9:45pm, when her family dropped her off at home.
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