Press enter after choosing selection

Barn Fire Is Charged To Student

Barn Fire Is Charged To Student image
Parent Issue
Copyright Protected
Rights Held By
Donated by the Ann Arbor News. © The Ann Arbor News.
OCR Text

Barn Fire
Is Charged
To Student

YPSILANTI — An Eastern
Michigan University student was
arrested yesterday by officers of
the Michigan State Police Ypsi-
lanti Post for arson in the May
13 burning of a barn near the
abandoned farm house where a
13-year-old girl is believed tc^


have been murdered.

Ralph R. Krass, 21, of Harper
Woods, was arraigned before
District Judge Rodney E. Hutc-
inson. Krass stood mute Hin-i
Hnir-hsil n.! .. ' .d at $5,000.
Un, . . Krass was
lodged in the County Jail.

State Police officers said that
the arson is still under investi-
gation and that more arrests
are expected. They do not know
if the barn burning has any con-
nection with the murder investi-

The barn is on an abandoned
farm on LeForge Rd. in Super-
ior Township. Dawn Basom, 13,
is believed to have been stran-
gled and stabbed to death April
16 in the farm house which is
about 100 feet ' ; barn.
Her body was fon de Gale
Rd., about a mile from the mw
der scene.

She was the fifth young wom-
an to be murdered in the area
since the summer of 1967, and
all area police agencies are in-
volved in the investigation.