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5th suspect identified in connection with house fire, double homicide in Akron

Posted at 2:06 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 14:09:36-04

AKRON, Ohio — A fifth suspect has been identified in connection with the deaths of a man and woman who were found in a burning home in Akron last month.

According to the Akron Police Department, Robert Boyer, 31, allegedly set fire to a home in the 1000 block of Brown Street. Boyer is facing an aggravated arson charge.

Boyer is described as Black male, about 5 feet, 7 inches with black hair and brown eyes.

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Robert Boyer, 31, is wanted on a warrant for aggravated arson, according to the Akron Police Department.

RELATED: 2 people shot, found dead inside burning Akron home

The victims were discovered inside the burning home after firefighters arrived and knocked down the fire.

The victims were later identified as Justin Walker, 34, and Melinda Pointer, 47. According to authorities, both individuals had been shot prior to the fire being started.

Four other suspects allegedly connected to the crime have already been arrested.

RELATED: Suspect in Akron double homicide tied to another murder case from 2018

Anyone with information regarding Boyer’s whereabouts is asked to call detectives at 330-375-2490 or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS. Tips can be anonymous.

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