Feb. 22, 2023
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Following a joint investigation by Chesterfield County Police and the Chesterfield County Fire Marshal’s Office, detectives have arrested a suspect in relation to a fatal fire that occurred in the 10700 block of Beaver Bridge Road on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
At about 2:54 a.m. on Feb. 21, Chesterfield Fire & EMS personnel responded to the house on Beaver Bridge Road and found it fully engulfed in flames. While extinguishing the fire, crews found the body of a deceased adult female in the home. The house suffered significant damage and is considered a total loss.
After a joint investigation with the Fire Marshal’s Office, Chesterfield County Police detectives arrested Lee R. Vaughan Jr., 52, in relation to the fire. Vaughan, of the 10700 block of Beaver Bridge Road, was charged with arson in relation to the fire and second-degree murder in relation to the death of the adult female. The identity of the adult female is being withheld pending a positive identification by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Vaughan is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.
Photo: Booking photo of Lee R. Vaughan Jr.