An exterminator has been arrested and charged with strangling a Philadelphia doctor who was found tied and burned in her home, police said on Thursday.
Dr. Melissa Ketunuti, 35, a second-year infectious disease fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was found Monday with her ankles and wrists bound and burned, police said.
Jason Smith, 36, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Levittown, Pa., about 25 miles northeast of Philadelphia, homicide unit Capt. James Clark said at a televised news conference Thursday. Smith has been charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and other counts. There were no signs of sexual assault, he said.
Smith, an exterminator, had gone to Ketunuti's home on a service call where the two got into “some kind of argument,” Clark told reporters.