Case Information: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
March 30, 2021
On March 30, 2021 at approximately 4:25 AM, Cincinnati Fire Department and District Four officers responded to 1631 Sparkle Drive to investigate the report of an active fire. Cincinnati Fire Department extinguished the fire and transported two victims to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. One of those victims succumbed to their injuries after arrival. The deceased has been identified as Edward Jones, male, 56 years of age.
The identity of the surviving victim will not be released at this time.
On March 30, 2021 at approximately 1:15 PM, the Cincinnati Police Department Homicide Unit, with the assistance of Cincinnati Fire Department Arson Unit, arrested William Koch, 57 years of age, for Aggravated Murder and Aggravated Arson in the death of Mr. Jones.