CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A home fire that killed a West Virginia man has been identified as arson, police said.
Firefighters found Dennis R. Rutledge, 52, on the second floor of his Charleston home early Tuesday morning and took him to hospital, where he died of his injuries, news agencies reported. , citing a statement from the Charleston Police Department. His death is being investigated as a homicide, police said.
Police said Rutledge does not live at the vacant property.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact police. The West Virginia Fire Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible.
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