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Teen Arrested In Uncle’s Death In East Boston Fire

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Investigators outside 877 Saratoga St. in East Boston Monday morning. (photo by Doug Cope)

Investigators outside 877 Saratoga St. in East Boston Monday morning. (photo by Doug Cope)

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EAST BOSTON (CBS) – Boston police have made an arrest in a fire and murder in East Boston.

Jaime Flores, a Salvadoran national, was living in a basement apartment of a home on Saratoga Street. He died in a fire there Monday morning. His hands had been tied.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports.

Police arrested his nephew, 17-year-old Marco Tulio Flores of East Boston, Tuesday morning and charged him with homicide.

Commissioner Ed Davis told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that Flores turned himself in to police and confessed.

“We’re still in the process of putting the evidence together.  This is very early in the investigation.  In a case like this when there’s a homicide within a family, there’s usually a lot going on,” Davis said.

Flores was ordered held without bail at his arraignment on Tuesday. He will return to court June 28.

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