Warrant issued for man after Saint John fire death

There is a Canada-wide arrest warrant out for Steven Wallace Martin, 50, who is wanted in connection with the death of an elderly Saint John man.

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a man wanted in the death of an elderly Saint John man whose body was found inside a burning home in the city's north end earlier this week.  

The arrest warrant was issued for Steven Wallace Martin, 50, on Thursday. Police say he is possibly armed and is considered dangerous.

The body of Robert Ryan, 70, was discovered Tuesday after firefighters responded to a house fire.

The fire started just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Investigators say Ryan was the victim of a homicide, but have not said how he died.