Valdosta fire officials search for suspected serial arsonist

Valdosta fire officials search for suspected serial arsonist

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Valdosta Fire Department is looking for the public's help in finding a man wanted for questioning in several arson fires.

A multi-agency task force is looking for Benjamin Michael Wilcox, 24, who they suspect is a serial arsonist.

According to VFD, at least nine suspicious vacant-house fires were set between June 21 and October 14.

Officials said that they happened in the southeastern area of Valdosta between midnight and 4 a.m. and have caused a significant amount of damage to private property.

Wilcox is a white male who is about 5'8" and weighs about 170 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 911.

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