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Officials need public's help identifying person of interest from July fire that killed 3

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Louisville Metro Fire needs your help identifying someone it calls a person of interest in a fire that killed three people.

The fire broke out July 2 in a three-story apartment building in the 1100 block of South 2nd Street in Old Louisville.

Florence "Flo" Filatreau, Theresa Schultz and John Bullock all died as a result of the fire. Two others were injured and four people were left homeless in the aftermath.

The attached picture shows the person of interest at a gas station at the intersection of St. Catherine Street and the I-65 ramp, which is near South 2nd Street.

"Through investigations we've obtained video footage that links this person with that structure at the time of the fire," said Captain Kevin Fletcher with the Louisville Metro Arson Squad.

Fire officials say he was there the night before the fire. They say he was driving a white semi and left around the time the fire broke out.

"It was just the cab of the semi without the trailer behind. We know it's a white semi with a sleeper cab on the back," said Captain Fletcher.

They believe the man travels between Louisville and Lexington, and are asking for the public's help.

"At this point they're just a person of interest. We're hoping that they have more information to help us determine the cause and who all is responsible with the fire," said Captain Fletcher.

John Bullock's mother says it's a relief knowing there's now a person of interest.

"But we would be more satisfied when an arrest was made and to try to understand why whoever did it, why they would do that especially when they knew people were living in that building," said Kathryn Anderson.

She is hoping it means new leads in the case.

"We just would like to get some closure on this and my biggest question to him, whoever it is, is why," said Kathryn Anderson.

Anyone with information should call the Louisville Metro Arson Bureau at 502-574-3721 or the Target Arson Hotline at 1(800) 27-ARSON.


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