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Posted at 6:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Fingertip leads Fla. police to suspect

By Washington Post Editors

A Florida man was arrested and charged in an arson-for-hire scheme after investigators found his fingertip at the alleged crime scene, according to this report:

While they were investigating, police said, they discovered evidence of accelerants, leading them to determine that the fire was likely an arson.
Then, while sifting through evidence, officers got a tip -- literally. They found a piece of a latex glove with the tip of a finger inside.
Police said they found their suspect at a local hospital. They matched the tip to 24-year-old Ismael Ortiz, who detectives said quickly confessed.

Read the full story on the Orlando Sentinel web site.

By Washington Post Editors  | January 24, 2011; 6:30 AM ET
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