A Le Center man is facing murder and arson charges. On Sunday, January 24, 2021, at approximately 7:15 am the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a structure fire at the address 37722 Hunting Preserve Lane Le Center, MN.
The investigation into the incident revealed the deceased body of an adult male believed to be Bruce Alan Traxler age 64, the resident of the address. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Hardy Robert Wills-Traxler age 25, of Le Center. Hardy Robert Wills-Traxler was booked into the Le Sueur County Jail on charges of Second Degree Murder and Arson. Wills-Traxler is expected to appear in Le Sueur County District Court on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Assisting agencies were the Le Center Fire Department, Montgomery Fire Department, Cleveland Fire Department, Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.