Arson suspected in Holiday house fire - WFLA News Channel 8

Pasco officials charged man in fatal Holiday house fire, father's death

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Baron Von Duke Vercruysse, 23 Baron Von Duke Vercruysse, 23

A 23-year old man is behind bars tonight, charged with murdering his father and setting fire to his home.

Pasco county officials charged Baron Von Duke Vercruysse in connection with the fatal fire and murder of his father.

Fire crews were called to the home around 10:20 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Investigators say the fire appeared to be contained to a bedroom.

Inside the home, officials discovered the body of 52-year old Rene' Dominique Vercruysse, the suspect's father.

A preliminary autopsy determined the victim died from homicidal violence, officials said.

Vercruysse was located and taken into custody without incident. Detectives believe the incident stemmed from a dispute between the two individuals sometime before the fire on New Year's Eve.

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