Juveniles Blamed for Series of Small-Town Fires

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Friday, March 01 2013 Mar 1, 2013 Friday, March 01, 2013 11:58:53 AM CST March 01, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAVERTON, Mo. - Juveniles are suspected in a series of fires at a tiny Mississippi River town in northeast Missouri.

Ralls County and state investigators say three fires over the past four months at vacant homes in Saverton were intentionally set by youngsters. The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that the names and ages of the suspects, and the number of them, were not released.

The matter has been turned over to juvenile authorities.

Saverton is an unincorporated town of about 75 residents near Hannibal and about 100 miles north of St. Louis.

 

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