Arrest made following deadly house fire in north Odessa
ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - A suspect has been arrested following a house fire that left one person dead in Odessa on Saturday afternoon.
Linda Letcher, 71, has been charged with Arson Causing Death, a first-degree felony.
According to the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the 6400 block of St. Louis Avenue at 1:56 p.m. for a report of a house fire.
Authorities found a victim inside the home and rushed her to the hospital. The victim, identified as Tommie Jone Rister, was transported to a hospital in Lubbock, where she passed away from her injuries.
An investigation led authorities to discover that the home was intentionally set on fire, and a suspect, identified as Letcher, was charged and arrested.
The sheriff’s office says their investigation is still ongoing.
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