- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man charged with killing an unwanted house guest last summer and burning the evidence along an Auburn, Washington, road.

The News Tribune reports (https://is.gd/QiWAVW ) that 34-year-old Michael Boisselle was arrested Friday. A warrant was issued in September but investigators couldn’t find him.

Boisselle is scheduled for arraignment next week on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 30-year-old Brandon Zomalt.

Investigators found Zomalt’s decomposed body at a home after his blood was linked to debris found in a roadside fire.

The case started Aug. 13 when an off-duty federal agent stopped to extinguish a suspicious fire along Peasley Canyon Road in Auburn. The agent saw a man fleeing in a dark SUV. Found in the fire was bloody carpet, a bullet and a section of kitchen flooring.

Investigators traced the SUV to Boisselle.

Charging papers say people who knew Boisselle said he was tired of Zomalt living at his house.


Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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