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Murder suspect arrested

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A joint investigation by Forrest County deputies and Hattiesburg police has resulted in the arrest of a person of interest in the murder of a 16-year-old Hattiesburg girl.

Adrarrious Campbell, 30, was picked up by police captain Jamie Hooker and members of the STRIKE team on Arnold Street in Hattiesburg.

They had been looking for Campbell in connection with the murder of Laquiza Gholar, whose body was found Sunday beside a road in Glendale.

Deputies believe she was killed elsewhere.

Someone tried to set the body on fire, presumably to keep her from being identified, but deputies were able to match dental records after relatives reported the girl missing on Tuesday.

Campbell reportedly was her boyfriend.   He was arrested on charges of uttering and probation violation, but authorities said he is a suspect in Laquiza's murder.  

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