BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A man was arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found after a house fire in Brunswick on Wednesday, authorities said.
William Best Jr., 37, of Brunswick, is charged with murder, second-degree arson and felony probation violation.
According to the Brunswick Police Department, firefighters responded around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to a house fire on G Street. Once the fire was extinguished, police said, the body of a 63-year-old woman was found inside the home. According to Glynn County Coroner Marc Neu, the woman was identified as Lula Mae McDouglar.
The preliminary investigation by the fire marshal with the Brunswick Fire Department determined that the fire was a result of arson, and detectives with the Police Department began to investigate.
The Police Department said detectives were able to identify Best as a suspect. He was taken to the Glynn County jail around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
At this time, it’s unknown whether there was a relationship between Best and McDouglar.
As the investigation continues, anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at 912-279-2640. To remain anonymous, call Silent Witness at 912-267-5516.
Two days before Christmas, a 63-year-old woman died in what Brunswick Police are calling an arson fire. Authorities have arrested 37-year-old William Best in connection to the Lula Mae McDouglar’s death. Best been charged with murder, arson and felony probation violation. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/aEki9rbSAb— Brittany Muller (@BrittMullerNews) December 25, 2020