Family creates website to honor parents killed in Paradise Valley fire

PARADISE VALLEY, AZ - The children of a Valley couple that was found dead in their home Monday have created a website to honor their parents, Glenna and Lawrence Shapiro.

Police have not yet confirmed the identities of the two people who were found dead inside the burned Paradise Valley home.

The couple's family issued the following statement Tuesday on GlennaLawrenceShapiro.com :

We are shocked and saddened at the loss of our parents who were so loved by their family and community. We are working with the investigators to help facilitate a thorough investigation to apprehend and bring to justice those who were responsible. We ask that our privacy is respected as we are coming to terms with these events.

The website welcomes users to add comments, blog memories and share photos of the couple.

An investigation was launched after two people were found inside a house near 40th Street and Stanford Drive that was engulfed in flames.

The incident initially began Monday morning when police responded to a car fire behind a Goodwill store in north Phoenix.

No occupant was inside the vehicle, but Phoenix police discovered the car was registered to a home in Paradise Valley and contacted Paradise Valley police.

When officers responded to the home, they found the house was on fire

The couples burned bodies were discovered inside the residence. 

Neighbors told ABC15 the Shapiros had lived in the home for years. 

"I saw smoke coming out of the house," George Sorenson said. "I had no idea what was going on. I thought they had just a fire in the house. Scary. I just can't believe they are dead. I have [known] them forever."

Police are calling the fire suspicious. 

Further details have not been released.

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