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Police Find Tenant Missing Since Fatal Worcester Fire

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Police have found and questioned the man two Worcester firefighters were looking for inside a burning building last week when part of it collapsed, killing one of the firefighters.

Firefighter Jon Davies died during the Dec. 8 fire after he and his partner went back into the building when another tenant said Ronald Robbins might be inside. Officials looked for Robbins in the building wreckage for days after the fire before determining the rubble wasn't hiding a body.

The Worcester District Attorney's office said Robbins was arrested Tuesday night in Worcester on warrants unrelated to the fire, including violating a restraining order and assault and battery. Robbins appeared Wednesday in court, where a judge set $5,000 bail.

Authorities said they questioned Robbins about the fire, and their investigation is continuing.

Davies' funeral is on Thursday.

This program aired on December 14, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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