The investigation of a tragic house fire that claimed the life of an Atlanta doctor has revealed shocking information. There is belief that Dr. Marcus Moseley may have set the fire that wound up killing him because he believed his wife was having a lesbian affair with a friend. Last Saturday, the Atlanta Fire Department responded to the house fire and later found Moseley’s body in the family pool. A police dive team recovered the body from the bottom of the pool. Neighbors have stated that they saw Moseley running out of the house semi-naked with his body engulfed in flames. Firefighters had a difficult time putting out the house fire due to high winds and extreme flames that jetted out of the one-story ranch style home in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood. Upon further investigation of the fire, the Atlanta Police Department is now listing the cause arson.
Firefighters discovered an unexplained quantity of a highly flammable liquid, possibly gas at the home that may have also been spread throughout the house. According to police, just a few days before the fire, Moseley was arrested for domestic abuse.
On Thursday of last week, Moseley came home unexpectedly and found his wife, Anita Moseley, in the back bedroom of the house along with her female friend. Moseley became enraged and began beating his wife’s friend, causing bruises and a cut to the face of the victim. He later told police he believed his wife was involved in a lesbian affair and lost his temper when he saw the two women together. Moseley was charged with battery in the attack on the woman and was later released from jail.
The quiet neighborhood includes young Black professionals who are reinvigorating a once depressed part of Atlanta. The home was a five bedroom ranch and property records list Anita Moseley as the owner. Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire and how Moseley’s body ended up in the pool.