By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 64-year-old woman has been arrested on arson and murder charges, accused of setting a fire that killed a man in South Austin on Wednesday.

Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said 62-year-old Willie Heard was found dead in a three-story apartment building, located at 5038 West Congress Parkway, just after midnight early Wednesday.

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Thursday night, police announced 64-year-old Dementhrice Boykin, was identified as the person who set the fire.

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She has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson.

Boykin is due to appear in bond court Friday afternoon.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff