By Rich Petschke

According to a news release from the Chenango County Sheriff's Office, the case of a 16 year old who appeared to have died in a Chenango County house fire earlier this month is now a murder investigation with the boy’s parents as the suspects.

According to investigators the Guilford teenager’s autopsy results showed he did not die as a result of the fire. Ernest Franklin II and Heather Franklin were arrested for second-degree murder, third-degree arson, and tampering with physical evidence.