Preliminary reports rule fire deaths homicides; reward offered for tips

MOORHEAD – Provisional autopsy reports show that the manner of death for the two people killed in a fire last week is homicide, Moorhead police said today.

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 38-year-old Tracy Alan Zornes, who is considered a “person of interest” in the investigation.

Zornes has outstanding felony warrants for probation violations. He has an extensive criminal history and has demonstrated that he is willing to flee from the police, police said.

Information tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or online at or texting TIP674 to CRIMES (274637). Tip information is evaluated and may qualify for up to a $1,000 reward.