By the time the firetrucks arrived at the home of a prominent Dallas attorney in May 2016, the garage was overwhelmed with thick black smoke as flames tore through the enclosed space. Ira Tobolowsky was missing, his wife told the firefighters.
First responders feverishly fought the blaze as they searched for the 68-year-old man. Then they found him – dead on the ground beside his car, his body burned after being doused with gasoline. The medical examiner later ruled his death a homicide from thermal burns, smoke inhalation and blunt-force trauma.