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Monday, January 24, 2011

LRPD: Fire death a homicide

Posted By on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 2:37 PM

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Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings said that the man found dead in his S. Valentine Street home on Sunday after a fire died of blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation.

Hastings refused to identify the victim, citing the ongoing investigation, but neighbors have told The Arkansas Blog that the man who lived at the house was Jim Sjodin, a local organist seen in this youtube video. Sjodin was the pianist for Highland Valley United Methodist Church in West Little Rock.

Neighbors we've spoke to said Sjodin — known for his white, Santa Claus-like beard — kept to himself, but added that young men often visited the house at all hours of the day and night — something that had caused quite a bit of speculation and chatter in the neighborhood.

UPDATE: Just talked to Lt. Terry Hastings again, and he said he could neither confirm nor deny at this point that the dead man was Sjodin.

More details as they come...

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