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Arrest Made in Murrieta Apartment Fire Death

Marquise Denzell McGlown, 22, of Hemet is the primary suspect in the death of Shanae Wesley, 23, whose body was discovered Oct. 31 in a Murrieta apartment fire.

An arrest has been made in connection with a woman's body found Wednesday in a Murrieta apartment fire.

Marquise Denzell McGlown, 22, of Hemet was taken into custody Friday, according to Murrieta police Lt. Tony Conrad.

McGlown was booked at Southwest Detention Center on a state parole violation, Conrad said in a news release Saturday.

McGlown is considered the primary suspect in the death of 23-year-old Shanae Christiana Wesley, who was identified by coroner's officials Friday, Conrad said.

"Murrieta police investigators continue to investigate this case as a homicide," Conrad said.

Records show McGlown—who previously served a two-year prison term for a 2008 residential burglary—was arrested about 1:04 p.m. Friday on Latham Street in Hemet.

"Results from the Coroner’s Office autopsy and presentation of this case to the Riverside County District Attorney [are] still pending," Conrad said. "The Murrieta Police Department expects additional charges against McGlown to be filed in the near future."

Conrad also confirmed that it was Wesley’s 3-year-old son who was rescued from the apartment during the fire.

"He was treated after the incident and has been released from a local hospital in good condition. His identity will not be released," Conrad said.

Police encouraged anyone with information regarding this investigation to come forward. Detective Sgt. Phil Gomez can be reached at 951-461-6356 for anything related to this investigation, Conrad said.

The suspect was being held on no bail, sheriff's jail records indicated.

Mz. J November 14, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Censored message...ur one of the dumbest ppl i have ever came across on a post. You sound as if ur racist tlkn about lynching and hangin...smh at you. If u dnt know the facts then pls SHUT UP! I know this man personally and know that he was set up and are being railroaded by a so called "friend." Its sad because both sides are grieving here and have suffered tremendous lose. I pray for this beautiful young lady who lost her life to a senseless act of selfishness. And I also pray for the innocent young man Marquise that is being wrongfully accused. I pray that the real perpetrator is caught and prosecuted bringing closure to both sides caught up in this tragedy.
censored messenger November 14, 2012 at 05:21 PM
If you "know" he was set up then you better bring what evidence you have ASAP to Murrieta detectives because your young friend is up against it. He isn't going to fare well in the prison yard... But you don't have any evidence, do you? if you really cared about your friend, you'd find him the best attorney you could afford. i bet you won't. I bet you'll just keep posting here, comfortably..
Jenna November 18, 2012 at 09:22 PM
whoever would intentionally leave a child to die in a fire is a monster but guess im wondering what evidence against this guy....just because he was her boyfriend? Doesn't seem like enough to make him the "prime suspect"
Brenda November 20, 2012 at 02:16 AM
The best place to donate is to the Murrieta Fire Department who has set up a legal trustfund for this young boy IN HIS NAME only. Never make donations to people you do NOT know either here, on facebook, myspace, or any other online source. Murrieta Fire Department has their information on their website of the banking establishment and account numbers. If you cannot find that information let me know.
sarah January 10, 2013 at 03:38 AM
This is for the family, I am a mom of one of the kids that are in "M's" childcare class Ms Rosemary. Just wanted to know if he would be coming back the kids do miss him and he is in all of our thoughts. Wish you all the best, she will be missed I would exchange "hellos" daily as we would drop off our kids

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