Deputies and fire personnel recently responded to a house fire in Fernley and located a fire isolated within a bedroom, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
When firefighters put out the flames, they found Sephra Fitak deceased in the bedroom, officials said.
Law enforcement officials arrived at the scene and ruled Fitak’s death a homicide.
According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the blaze had been “intentionally set in an attempt to conceal the crime.”
Soon after, Fitak’s boyfriend, Roger Borud, was identified as the primary suspect, police said.
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The following day, he was arrested again and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division charged him with open murder and first-degree arson in connection with Fitak’s death.
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