Victims of fatal Shallows fire identified

In a joint press release issued today by Police Chief Wesley Bierling and Fire Chief Ed Miller, the victims of the fatal fire that occurred in the Shallows area of Sault Ste Marie have been identified and the cause released.

The four victims from the fatal fire on March 14th, 2023, have been positively identified. The adult
victim is Alicia Adzima, a 31-year-old female, and her three children: Ella and Eva Clossick, twin 4-
year-old females, and Emery Adzima, a 1-year-old male. Next of kin have been notified.

The investigation has determined this fire was a Homicide-Suicide; Alicia Adzima intentionally
caused the fire with the intent to cause the deaths of her and her children. Outside of this
determination, the investigation is still open and no further information is being released at this

The Sault Ste. Mare Fire and Police Departments have been assisted by: Chippewa County Sheriff’s
Office & Victims Services Unit, Michigan State Police, MSP-Fire Investigation Unit, MSP Crime Lab Marquette, MSP Crime Lab-Grand Rapids, and Chippewa County Central Dispatch.

If anyone has any information or tips about this incident, please contact Detective/Sergeant Darrell
Harp at 906-632-5752 or

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