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Man Indicted in Naperville Craigslist Murder

Grant Van Muren, 21, has been indicted on eight counts of murder in connection with the Jan. 22 death of Charles Clark inside their Vail Court townhome only hours after Clark moved in, according to media reports.

A 21-year-old man has been indicted by a DuPage County grand jury on eight counts of murder for accusations he strangled and killed his Naperville roommate and then tried to burn their townhouse down, according to The Naperville Sun. 

Grant Van Muren was also indicted on charges of robbery, arson and concealment of a homicide in connection with the Jan. 22 death of Charles Clark inside their Vail Court townhome only hours after Clark moved in, according to the article. 

A Craigslist ad placed by Clark 12 days in January sought a roommate for a townhouse located in the 1100 block of Vail Court.

"Yes the room is for rent, you are invited to come by and take a look and see if it suits your needs," the ad states. "I am a computer technician and very quiet and easy going."

The Chicago Tribune reported prosecutors said Muren moved in with Clark, became intimate with him, and attacked and killed him in a span of eight hours. The newspaper reported Muren flooded the house with natural gas and attempted to ignite the gas by placing lease paperwork inside a toaster.

Angels Computers, a computer repair business, is listed as being located at the same Vail Court address.

The Naperville Sun reported Muren was listed as having had a St. Charles address. The newspaper reported that an order of protection was filed against Muren a former roommate in July 2013.

A blotter item from St. Charles Patch states that Muren was charged with violation of an order of protection, resisting a peace officer and illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

Muren remains in custody at the DuPage County Jail on a $2 million bond and is next expected in court on March 3, according to the The Naperville Sun. 

Brian Slupski contributed to this article. 

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