2nd arrest made in deadly arson, PD combing Catawba River for 3rd body

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Heidi Wolfe and Areli Avilez were both arrested and charged with murder after a deadly arson house fire in Alexander County. (Alexander County Sheriff's Office)

A 16-year-old and a 30-year-old both faces murder chargers after two bodies were found this weekend and a third person is unaccounted for, according to authorities.

Wilkesboro resident Heidi Wolfe, 16, and Taylorsville resident Areli Avilez, 30, were charged on Monday with three counts of first degree murder. Both are in custody.

3 DEAD IN SUSPECTED ARSON HOUSE FIRE

At 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night officers responded to calls about a house fire on Pine Meadows Lane in Alexander County. Once the fire was under control officials discovered two dead bodies inside the home. After a brief investigation, a wide range of accelerant were discovered and it was determined to be arson.

Both suspects are bing held without bond. You can be tried as an adult if you are 16 years of age or older.

Officials are searching the Catawba River for a person who lived in the home that is still unaccounted for.

This is an ongoing investigation. Tune in to FOX 46 News at 5 p.m. for the latest.

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