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Buena Vista Fire Ruled Arson, Woman’s Death a Homicide

Police are searching for a suspect or suspects wanted for starting a fire June 2 in Buena Vista Township, which resulted in the death of a 23-year-old woman.

Antoinesha Helton was found dead in her bedroom at 832 S. 23rd St. Helton had a small child who was not home at the time of the fire. There were smoke detectors in the home, but the batteries had been removed.

Fire officials say an accelerant was used to start the fire, which was recently ruled an arson. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.


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