Maine State Police: Who started the 1989 fire that killed a 14-year-old?

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- State police need information on a fire that killed a boy in the early morning of November 3, 1989.

14-year-old Steven O’Neil died from a fire at his home. Police say the eighth-grader helped his step-parents and two younger step-brothers escape the home through a second-story window before he died of smoke inhalation.

An investigation revealed that the fire was set with a flammable liquid and Maine State Police say Steven’s death is a homicide.

If you have any information please contact Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit-South, #1-800-228-0857 or (207) 657-3030.
 

WCSH6


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