Senegalese Family of 5 killed in Suspicious Fire - Suspects Sought

More than a month after a devastating fire that killed five members of a Senegalese Family in Green Valley Ranch in Denver, law enforcement and the family are still pleading with the public for help in arresting those responsible for the heinous fire.

The Metro Denver Crime Stoppers last Wednesday increased the reward to $40,000 - one of the largest ever posted by the organization.

The August 5, 2020 fire killed Djibril Diol, his wife Adja Diol, their 3 year old daughter Kadija Diol, Djibril's sister Hassana Diol and her infant daughter Hawa Beye.

Police are still trying to determine the motive behind the attack and the family haven't ruled out the possibility that the family was targeted on the basis of their race and or religion as Muslims.

Papa Dia, a spokesman for the family, said the relatives of those killed only want two things - arrest those involved and justice to be served.

In August, police released a photo of three masked suspects believed to have set the fire before fleeing in a dark-colored, four-door sedan. On Wednesday, police included an additional photo of the suspects in light-colored hoodies and dark masks, saying analysis of the images led them to believe the masks may have been darker.

We urge the community in Denver to contact the police if they have any information. We also add our voice of condolences to the family of Djibril and we pray for their souls.