Police Seek Suspect in LDS Church Fire

Police Seek Suspect in LDS Church Fire

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(KSL News) -- Police are looking for a male between the age 18 and 20 who may have been responsible for setting an LDS Church in Kearns on fire over the weekend.

The fire started around 5 o'clock Saturday morning. Police say a witness claims to have seen a man hanging around the church before the fire started.

Officials say the suspect came on his own to the church after the fire was put out to talk to police, but police didn't find him suspicious at the time and they let him go without getting his address.

Police Seek Suspect in LDS Church Fire

The male in question told police he'd recently moved and could not remember his new address. Now police can't find him and they need your help.

Jeff Sarnacki, Fire Investigator: "There's always someone we'll talk to and witnesses are very important in determining what caused the fire."

State and Federal investigators have been working all day sifting through the ashes for clues into how this church fire started. They say it was intentionally set in the clerk's office.

Again, they're looking for a male in his late teens who drives an older model Gray Blazer or Jimmy. They ask that you call the Salt Lake County Fire Department if you have any information.

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