Police allege ongoing feud led to deadly arson fire in Warren
Warren Police held a press conference Thursday afternoon in reference to the arrest of three suspects in an arson resulting in the death of 16-year-old Chassidy Broadstone.
Warren Detective, Michael Altiere says after publicly releasing photos of a suspect and a vehicle suspected to be involved in the arson, tips flew in allowing police to quickly identify the three suspects.
Police added that without the public's help, as well as the help of the State Fire Marshal's office, this case would not be moving as quickly as it is.
Police believe two of the suspects, Brendan Daviduk and Patricia Zarlingo were romantically involved and a third suspect Zackary Gurd is a good friend of the couple.
Daviduk and Zarlingo are currently behind bars, but police are currently looking for Gurd. Police say they will soon be releasing photos of Gurd and will seek the public's help to find his whereabouts. A warrant has been issued for Gurd's arrest.
According to police, it is believed that Gurd started the fire with police stating that he allegedly carried a gas can inside the home. It is believed that this was what started the fire.
Police say there were some children in common with the suspects and Chassidy's family and it is believed that there was an ongoing feud regarding child support between the parents.
Police went on to clarify that Chassidy was not involved in this dispute.
Warren City Prosecutor Tracy Timko says the death penalty "may be on the table" should the grand jury choose to pursue it.