LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – A man was charged with arson and murder after a body was found following a structure fire early Wednesday morning in Longview.
Donald Ray Miller Jr., 21, of Longview, was booked into the Gregg County Jail on charges of arson and murder.
The victim was identified as Ronnie Moody, 66, of Longview.
According to officials, Longview Fire Department responded to the scene in the 100 block of East Avalon Avenue around 1:15 a.m. Firefighters extinguished the fire and found a body.
“Upon initial investigation foul play is suspected, and Longview Police Department is currently investigating this as a homicide,” officials said. “This is an active investigation and detectives are still gathering information.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Longview Police Department at 903-237-1110 or Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-7867.