Two suspects arrested for arson in June are now reportedly facing first-degree murder charges. 

The Sedalia Democrat reports that first-degree murder charges have been filed against 22-year-old Aran Cantrell and 23-year-old Cody Harvey.

Both Contrell and Harvey were arrested for arson on June 29, following a June 23 fatal fire at 1903 South Grand Avenue. 30-year-old Matthew Eldenburg was found by firefighters and was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center, where he later died from injuries sustained in that fire.

The Democrat reports that results from an autopsy on Eldenburg showed that he was alive at the time of the fire, which led to murder charges being filed.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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