Last week, we brought you the story of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at Rowan University burning down.
Ryan Alwine, 21, and his girlfriend, Elisa Obedoza, 23, were sleeping at the 411 Hamilton Road home when neighbors began knocking on the door to wake them up just before 4:30 A.M. After realizing the house, which is the university’s Phi Kappa Psi house, was on fire, Alwine and Obedoza grabbed what they could and got out.
Obedoza was able to retrieve her purse and jacket while Alwine was only able to grab his backpack and a few other things. A third resident, Jake Kershaw, who had just started living in the house, was also sleeping inside during the fire.
Now, the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi are offering a $2000 reward for information on the arson that destroyed their chapter house.
A fire broke out at the house on Hamilton Road in Glassboro around 4:30 A.M. on May 16. The fire, which started in the garage and ripped through the house, destroyed three cars and all contents in the home.
Three people, two fraternity brothers and a guest, were in the home during the fire. A neighbor knocked, waking them and alerting them to the blaze. No one was injured.
The fire was deemed an arson by authorities and is still under investigation. The brothers of the fraternity are now offering a reward of $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.
Local authorities are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Anthony Garbarino at the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5619 or Detective Jack Manning at the Glassboro Police Station at 856-881-1501.