Went down to my Not-So-Helpful local police station to get some questions answered for my book.
Basically, their reply was "It's your novel..."
Well, yes, thanks for pointing that out. I was wondering whose blood, sweat, and tears were all over it! I'd have never known without the brilliant deductions of our city's finest! (/sarcasm)
The only thing he could tell me was: The police and fire marshal work jointly during the investigation and all names provided are investigated.
I guess where I live, there's a SOOPER SEEKRET code of silence sworn by the police so that they can't answer even the most basic of questions.