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Family, Friends of Immigrant Family Killed in Denver Arson Fire Want Answers and Arrests

DENVER — It’s been one month since an immigrant family of five, from Senegal, was killed in an arson fire in Green Valley Ranch.

No arrests have been made.

On Saturday, friends and other family members rallied at the State Capitol to call for justice.

“It’s been a whole month and we still don’t have answers,” said Mariam Kyabou, who went to school with one of the victims, Djibril Diol.

Diol attended CSU, earning a degree in Civil Engineering.

He was working for Kiewit Infrastructure on the Central 70 project.

Diol, his wife, Adja, their daughter, Kadija, his sister, Hassan and his niece, Hawa Baye perished when fire roared through their home on the 5300 block of Truckee Street.

Investigators determined it was arson.

They released a photo showing three people wearing masks and hoods, who they believe ignited the deadly blaze.

“We want to know who killed my brother and my family,” said Abou Diol, Djibril’s brother. “We need justice. And we need it now.”

The family’s attorney, Qusair Mohamedbhai, called it one of the worst crimes in Denver history.

“There’s not even words to use at this level of body count, and two babies burned to death in their own home,” he said.

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