2 people face charges of murder, arson and abuse of a corpse after man found dead in B’ham apartment fire

2 people face charges of murder, arson and abuse of a corpse after man found dead in B’ham apartment fire
Body found following apartment fire. (Source: Mike Tucker/WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Birmingham police have now made two arrests in connection to the death of 39-year-old Terrance Hardy.

Police obtained warrants on 36-year-old Iesa Collins for murder, arson and abuse of a corpse. Police also obtained warrants on 32-year-old Jatavius Foster for arson and abuse of a corpse.

Collins is currently in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Her bonds total $175,000.

Iesa Collins, 36.
Iesa Collins, 36. (Source: Birmingham PD)

Foster will be held in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $75,000.

Jatavius Foster, 32.
Jatavius Foster, 32. (Source: Birmingham police)

Birmingham detectives are working to determine if foul play was involved in a fatal fire Thursday night.

Police were called to the 100 block of Wood Station Place for an apartment fire at 9:40 p.m. Responding personnel extinguished the fire and when searching the apartment found a person lying unresponsive near a doorway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say preliminary investigation suggests the victim suffered a gunshot wound. The coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Terrance Jerome Hardy.

No suspects are in custody at this time.

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