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Body shop arsonist suspect arrested on DNA evidence

PASADENA, Calif. — The case will be filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office next week.

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PASADENA, Calif. — A suspect in the arson of Alliance Auto Body has been linked to the crime through DNA evidence, according to the Pasadena Star-News.

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The suspect, 30-year-old Jesse Cole Nicholas, was in jail for unrelated cases when he was linked to the act, said the article.

The Sept. 27 blaze did $375,000 worth of damage, burning a building used for detailing and prep work, destroying two cars inside it, noted the article.

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Surveillance footage shows a man breaking into cars at the business before the fire started, and then fleeing in a stolen car. Hour later the man returns, breaks into more cars, and sets fire to another, reported the article.

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DNA collected from one of the burglarized vehicles matched Nicholas, stated the article.

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