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DNA match leads to arrest in Fremont County cold case

Matthew Rodgers Arrest
Posted at 6:47 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 06:39:09-04

FREMONT COUNTY — A DNA match has led to an arrest in a Fremont County homicide cold case.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office along with District Attorney Kaitlin Turner announced the arrest of 46-year-old Matthew Allan Rodgers for the murder of 76-year-old Kenneth Orchard. Orchard's body was found in a burning house on May 22, 2018.

Rodgers is charged with 1st Degree Homicide, 1st Degree Arson, 1st Degree Burglary, Crimes against an at-risk adult, Tampering with a deceased human body, and Tampering with physical evidence.

Rodgers is being held in the Fremont County Detention Center without bond.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.