Body found at Marble Hill high-rise after fire

Fire officials say a Bronx man's dead body was discovered Monday in a fire at a high-rise Marble Hill building that has been plagued by arson.

Police investigators are trying to determine whether the fire at 69 W. 225th St., initially reported at about 9:30 a.m., was ignited to cover up 53-year-old Donald Holliday's death. Sources told News 12 The Bronx Holliday was found on a bedroom floor with his throat slashed.

No other injuries were reported as a result of the fire, which firefighters put under control in 17 minutes.

NYCHA says the FDNY is aware of the recurring fires at the building.

AP wire services were used in this report.

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