Arson Investigation Leads to Arrest for Involuntary Manslaughter

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


A woman was arrested for involuntary manslaughter Saturday after a man was found dead inside a shed that was burning, according to the Stockton Police Department.

Stockton fire responded to a trailer home and shed fire at 6:22 a.m. in the 2100 block of E Taylor Street. When they arrived, crews found a man dead inside of the shed.

Homicide detectives worked with arson investigators, and ultimately arrested 26-year-old Sarah Josephine Zavala for involuntary manslaughter. Zavala was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377.