Binghamton police have arrested a suspect in connection with an arson fire that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy more than 12 years ago.

Authorities say 38-year-old Jeremiah Raub of New Milford, Pennsylvania, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree arson.

Raub was arrested by city police detectives on Tuesday. He was arraigned in Binghamton City Court and sent to Broome County Jail.

Raub is a suspect in the early-morning blaze that raced through a house at 20 Milford Street on the East Side. The fire erupted around 3:30 a.m. on March 17, 2011. Jeffrey Aissa died in the burning home.

In a news release, city Police Chief Joseph Zikuski said: "This arrest comes after years of work by the Binghamton Police Department, and especially the Detective Division, to solve this case and help bring closure to the family. We would like to thank the community for information provided to us on this case over the years. It remains an active investigation, and we continue to encourage anyone with information to come forward."

Police had said seven people were inside the Milford Street house at the time of the fire. Six of them were able to escape the fast-moving blaze but Jeffrey Aissa did not.

People with information regarding Aissa's death may contact investigators at (607) 772-7080.

VIDEO: Miguel Southee spoke with WNBF News about the fire across the street from his home early on the morning of St. Patrick's Day 2011.

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