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Fire burns home of W.Va. couple in custody case

May. 03, 2013 @ 02:08 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia authorities say a suspicious fire destroyed the home of a couple who had been recently jailed on charges they violated a custody order for their 2-year-old son.  

Jackson County Chief Deputy Herb Favor said Friday the fire destroyed the home of Peter and Stephanie Lizon near Leroy. Favor says the sheriff’s department is “making progress” on leads in Wednesday night’s fire.

Peter and Stephanie Lizon remained held Friday at the South Central Regional Jail. Media outlets say the couple was arrested after authorities found their son at their farm.

Stephanie Lizon had moved to Alexandria, Va., with her parents after her husband’s 2012 arrest on a malicious wounding charge. Her parents won custody of her son in December, but authorities say she recently took the boy from them.

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