Oklahoma woman arrested for blaze in home where 2 found dead

The Associated Press - January 4, 2020 9:55 am

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fire at a mobile home on tribal land near Harrah, in which two people were found dead.

Federal prosecutors announced on Thursday the arrest of 19-year-old Desma Valdez on an arson complaint. According to a federal investigator’s affidavit, Valdez told investigators that she doused a mattress with gasoline where two people were sleeping and started the blaze.

The victims were identified as 22-year-old Tyler Kaulaity and 20-year-old Daisica Rice. Federal prosecutors say that an investigation into the cause of deaths is underway and that additional charges could be filed.


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