Sheriff Chris Bowman has confirmed that a person of interest is being questioned at this hour in connection with the fatal fire Saturday night in Alexander County.
Two people were found dead in a home off Pine Meadows Lane which is near Black Oak Ridge Road. It’s not certain who the victims are according to Bowman as both were burned beyond recognition. We reported earlier today that the fire was the result of arson. County Fire Marshall Russell Greene said this morning ”There is no question, this fire was the result of arson” but he declined to suggest the cause of the fire. The S.B.I. is assisting in the investigation at this hour. More than two people lived in the home and everyone has yet to be accounted for.Areli Aguirre Avilez was identified as the person of interest by Sheriff Bowman but he is yet to be charged.
More details are expected soon.