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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Contact: Special Agent Robert Schmidt

Reward Offered for Information on Double Murder Arson

Two Killed In Apartment Arson

MILWAUKEE — Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments and the Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the April 17 arson fire that killed two occupants of a Milwaukee apartment. ATF is posting a reward of up to $5,000. This reward was initially announced on April 28.

On April 17, at approximately 3:18 a.m., the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) and Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) were dispatched to the 2400 block of N. 38th Street, for the report of a duplex apartment fire. Following completion of the fire suppression, two adult occupants were found deceased inside the lower apartment.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in solving this crime and are hopeful that the reward will provide additional leads in this investigation.

Anyone having information about the arson should call the toll free Wisconsin Arson hotline at (800) 362-3005 or the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7360. Callers may remain anonymous.

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