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Police: Man arrested in Evanston murders

Two people were found dead in an Evanston apartment overnight. (FOX19 NOW/Adam Schrand) Two people were found dead in an Evanston apartment overnight. (FOX19 NOW/Adam Schrand)
Alma Jean Owens (left), Macarthur Jackson (right), photos provided by Cincinnati Police Department Alma Jean Owens (left), Macarthur Jackson (right), photos provided by Cincinnati Police Department
Macarthur Jackson (Photo provided) Macarthur Jackson (Photo provided)
(PHOTO: Cincinnati Police) (PHOTO: Cincinnati Police)
EVANSTON, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Police Department arrested a man in connection to the two deaths in Evanston on Thursday. 

William Smith, 27, was arrested Friday and charged with the murder of Alma Owens and Macarthur Jackson, Cincinnati police announced.
 
District 2 Captain Jeff Butler said officers were called to an apartment near the intersection of Fairfield and Hewitt avenues on reports of suspicious behavior about 11:17 p.m.
 
He said that is where they located the body of a man and a second victim.

The Hamilton County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Owens, 57, and Jackson, 72.

"I'm just lost right now. I'm hurt, I'm sick. Right now I'm lost," said Owens' sister, Sandra Owens.

Ebonie Jackson, Macarthur's daughter, said she called police after she couldn't get a hold of her father.

Ebonie went to his apartment to check on him. She says she found her father's body in the kitchen and Owens in the bedroom. 

Joseph Jackson, Macarthur's brother,  drove from Dayton once he heard the news. He said it's devastating for him, but he will stay strong for his two nieces and all the other children Macarthur helped.

"He helped most of the kids in the neighborhood. Most of them are crazy about him. A lot of kids when their parents weren't around he was there," Joseph said.

If you have any information please call Crimestoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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