Fugitive wanted in ‘bloody carpet’ murder case is arrested

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Michael Boisselle (Photo: Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man charged with killing an unwanted house guest last summer and trying to burn a bloody carpet and other evidence along a road in Auburn.

The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/QiWAVW ) that 34-year-old Michael Boisselle was arrested Friday. A warrant was issued in September but investigators couldn’t find him.

Boisselle is scheduled for arraignment next week on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 30-year-old Brandon Zomalt.

Investigators found Zomalt’s decomposed body at a South Hill home after his blood was linked to debris found in a roadside fire.

The case started Aug. 13 when an off-duty federal agent stopped to extinguish a suspicious fire along Peasley Canyon Road in Auburn. The agent saw a man fleeing in a dark SUV. Found in the fire was bloody carpet, a bullet and a section of kitchen flooring.

Investigators traced the SUV to Boisselle.

Charging papers say people who knew Boisselle said he was tired of Zomalt living at his house.

For an earlier Q13 FOX news story on this case, click here

 

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