Wilkes-Barre Man’s Death Ruled Homicide

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- The death of a man in Wilkes-Barre has been ruled a homicide.

An autopsy showed Fred Boote of Wilkes-Barre died from multiple stab wounds and blunt trauma. According to court papers, there were signs of a struggle, and someone tried to set a fire in the room where Boote's body was.

His body was found at his home on Donald Court early Friday morning.

Police also investigated an apartment building on Maffett Street. Officers say they were trying to determine if there was a connection between the deadly stabbing and a fire on Friday afternoon at the apartment on Maffett Street.

There is no word if police have any suspects or if they have made any arrests in the case.

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