On Wednesday, August 1st Kenosha police announced that Braithwaite had been arrested in connection with the death of 20-year-old Lashe Zalar. Zalar’s body was found as crews responded to a grass fire in Nedweski Park on July 9th.
Police are forwarding a request for first-degree intentional homicide charges against 21-year-old Joshua Braithwaite.
Authorities say additional charges will be requested.
Police say DNA evidence played a critical role in this investigation. A forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy determined Zalar’s death was related to the fire.
Police have not released any additional information regarding this case at this timeShare on Facebook