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57-year-old man charged with murder in connection with death of man set on fire

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:36:31-04

AKRON, Ohio — A 57-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the death of a man whose body was found behind an Akron business on Sunday.

William Preston was arrested Thursday just before 5 p.m. in the 600 block of Flora Avenue. He was wanted in connection with the death of 59-year-old Gregory Brewster, who had been set on fire and suffered blunt force trauma.

Preston was arrested and charged with murder.

During the investigation, detectives developed information that identified Preston as the suspect.

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