Suspect in custody for fatal fire in Jackson, victim identified

The suspect is expected to be arraigned on Friday.
Suspect in custody for fatal fire in Jackson, victim identified
Published: Feb. 11, 2022 at 10:06 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 11, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST
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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - A man is in the custody of Jackson Police in connection with the investigation of a fatal house fire Thursday.

Update: Man facing murder, arson charges in Jackson fire

Christopher Michael Wright, 33, is suspected of starting the fire, which left Jacob Robert-Dean Eddy, 28, dead. Prosecutors said Wright knew the occupants of the home, including Dean Eddy.

Authorities said Wright is expected to be arraigned on charges of open murder and first-degree arson Friday.

Read: ‘It was an inferno’ -- Jackson police seek arsonist in fatal house fire

Officials responded to 2202 E. Ganson Street early Thursday morning on reports of a fire.

Jackson Police assisted Jackson Fire with the investigation. Firefighters found the victim inside the house and medical personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene.

The Michigan State Police are also helping with the investigation of the fire, which is believed to have been set on the front porch.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact Detective Aaron Grove at 517-768-8796.

Original Story: Fire claims life of 28-year-old Jackson man, arson suspected

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