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A Nevada Woman Was Found Dead in a House Fire. Now, Her Boyfriend Has Been Charged With Murder, Police Say.

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Jul. 24 2023, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A Nevada woman was found dead in a house fire and now her boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of killing her, according to authorities.

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.

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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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On July 15, Borud was arrested and charged with burglary, home invasion and probation violation for an unrelated case, authorities said.

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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