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Man accused of murder in connection with death at burned Cleveland home

Joseph Fender
Posted at 11:29 AM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 12:29:02-04

CLEVELAND, Okla. — A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a suspicious fire and death that happened in Cleveland earlier this month.

On June 14, the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office requested Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation assistance after human remains were found in a burned home in the 54000 block of South 36520 Road. The fire was set at the residence on June 6 and debris were found a week later.

Joseph Fender faces first-degree murder, arson and burglary counts in connection with the incident.

The victim has not been identified at this time.

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