On Monday, March 22, 1982, the Virginia Beach Fire Department was notified of a house fire in the 200 block of Green Springs Court. The Fire Department arrived on scene and was able to contain the fire to within a few rooms saving the house. Frederick Wells Sr., 48 years old, suffered burns over 80% of his body. Mr. Wells was transported to Norfolk General Hospital where he died 24 hours later. Police and Fire Investigators determined during a very exhaustive investigation, the fire was intentionally set and the death of Mr. Wells was declared a homicide.