ST. LOUIS COUNTY ( --- An additional reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest after arson was suspected to be the cause of a fire at a South County funeral home.

Kutis Funeral Home

Firefighters responded to a second-alarm structure roof fire at the Kutis Funeral Home in the 5200 block of Lemay Ferry just past 4:30 a.m. Friday, March 22.

According to the Mehlville Fire Protection District, two fire-producing devices were reportedly thrown onto the roof of the building. While clearing the building, a person was found sleeping in the basement.

No one was injured during the fire, police said. 

The St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson Unit is handling the investigation. 

U.S. Army Specialist Jackson Johnson's funeral was held at the funeral home the day before the fire. Johnson, 20, died in the same non-combat vehicle crash on March 5 in Kuwait. 

Less than two weeks after the fire, CrimeStoppers announced that the Kutis family was offering an additional reward for information leading the arrest of those responsible. CrimeStoppers previously offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that led to the felony arrest of those responsible.

Anyone who has information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers hotline at 1-866-371-8477.

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