Woman charged with arson, murder after body found in fire on West Side

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CHICAGO — A woman was charged with first-degree murder and arson after authorities found a body in a fire on the West Side.

Police said firefighters found the body, later determined to be a 62-year-old man, just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 5000 block of West Congress Parkway in Austin.

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Police arrested Dementhrice Boykin, 64, following the fire. She was charged with first-degree murder and arson.

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