Arson suspected in fires set in Mississippi’s capital city


              Firemen leave the burned hull of Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              The ashes of old hymnals and missals are mixed with the charred wooden beams, melted and waterlogged musical instruments are among the remains of Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Burned insulation, charred wooden beams, melted musical instruments and ashes of old hymnals and bulletins are all that remain at Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Burned insulation, charred wooden beams, melted musical instruments, damaged church furniture and ashes of old hymnals and bulletins are all that remain at Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. With an election Tuesday morning, no polling places were reported to have been impacted by the fires. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Melted siding, burned insulation, charred wooden beams and ashes of old hymnals are all that remain at Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              The burned contents of a file cabinet sits outside the remains of Epiphany Lutheran Church near mid-town Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University. With an election Tuesday morning, no polling places were reported to have been impacted by the fires. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Elder Robert Montgomery stares at the remains Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Several fires burned early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings suspected to have been set ablaze were churches, including Epiphany. Montgomery has been a member of the church since 1973. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Smoke scored walls of the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Faith Church are visible from the street, near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities are searching for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              The ashes of old hymnals and missals are mixed with the charred wooden beams, melted and waterlogged musical instruments are among the remains of Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. At least two of the buildings set ablaze of several were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              These women pray outside the remains of Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Several fires burned early Tuesday morning, including Epiphany, on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Melted siding, burned insulation, charred wooden beams and ashes of old hymnals and bulletins are all that remain at Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Melted siding, burned insulation, charred wooden beams and ashes of old hymnals are all that remain at Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Melted siding, burned insulation, charred wooden beams and ashes of old hymnals are all that remain at Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Melted siding, burned insulation, charred wooden beams and ashes of old hymnals and bulletins are all that remain at Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Melted siding, burned insulation, charred wooden beams and ashes of old hymnals are all that remain at Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. Renovations to the church's interior were completed earlier this year. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              A fireman observes the remains of a burned Epiphany Lutheran Church near midtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Elder Lloyd Caston, 73, walks around the remains Epiphany Lutheran Church near mid-town Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set several fires early Tuesday morning on and near the campus of Jackson State University, a historically Black public university. At least two of the buildings set ablaze were churches. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Arson suspected in fires set in Mississippi’s capital city