Woman Charged With Arson

A homeless woman has been charged with first degree murder in a weekend fire which killed four Belvidere residents.

The blaze succumbed the second and third story of a twelve unit apartment building in Wrigleyville early Saturday morning.

Twenty four year old Jennifer Carlson, her roommate Jason Bowers, and two friends were all killed in the fire but family members of Jennifer Carlson said they are trying to focus on the positive and the memories they have of her.

Jennifer Carlsons funeral will be held this Friday March 16th at 11:00 am at Buck Wheeler Hyland Funeral home in Belvidere.

Funeral arrangements for the other victims is pending.

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