Update on Saturday’s Wapello County Fire

There’s new information about a fire last Saturday night (3/9) near Ottumwa.  The man found dead at the scene has been identified as 33-year-old Jeremy Craycraft.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says Tangi Craycraft arrived at the Wapello County Law Enforcement Center with her children that night and said her estranged husband, Jeremy, came to their home on 194th Avenue with a gas can and a knife. About four minutes after she arrived, there was a 911 call about a house fire at that home.  Deputies and firefighters discovered Jeremy Craycraft’s body a few feet from the home.  An autopsy found he died from self-inflicted wounds.  Further investigation found Jeremy had bought a gas can 15 minutes before arriving at the home and filling that gas can ten minutes before arriving.  The State Fire Marshal has ruled the house fire as arson.


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