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Former Marine arrested in murder of 16-year-old girl



A Former Marine has been captured for the homicide of an adolescent young lady whose body was found in a rustic field in California around a quarter of a year back. 

On the morning of Oct. 22, 16-year-old Josephine Jimenez was discovered dead in the southern piece of California's Madera County, seven days after she vanished from her home in Madera, a little city somewhere in the range of 25 miles northwest of Fresno. Analysts considered her passing suspicious because of the demeanor of the body, as per the Madera County Sheriff's Office. 

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In December, in the midst of the continuous examination concerning Jimenez's demise, Madera County Sheriff's Office criminologists were reached by agents at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the essential law requirement organization for the U.S. Branch of the Navy, who had distinguished an individual they accepted might be associated with the case while examining a different issue. 

Madera County Sheriff's Office criminologists ventured out to meet the individual, 19-year-old Codi Slayton, in Oceanside, California. Slayton was in this way captured by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service on disconnected charges, as per the sheriff's office. 

On Thursday, Madera County Sheriff's Office criminologists arrested the previous Marine on a first-degree murder accusation regarding Jimenez's demise, in view of data got from his meeting in December just as new proof found during a subsequent examination. 

Slayton has been reserved at the Madera County Department of Corrections, where he's being hung on a $1 million bond, as indicated by the sheriff's office. It's hazy whether he has acquired a legal advisor. 

Agents trust Slayton is liable for Jimenez's passing in the wake of discovering that he had utilized web-based social networking to speak with her and other little youngsters all through California and conceivably over the United States. Any individual who may have had online correspondence with Slayton is approached to contact the Madera County Sheriff's Office. 

"This is by all accounts something more along the line of online predator," Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney told journalists at a question and answer session Thursday. "So my estimate is by one way or another he had a strategy to get in touch with her - as most predators do - [and] initiated a type of discussion, and afterward the subsequent wrongdoing happened sooner or later after that." 

Jimenez's family declined to talk on camera yet gave the accompanying proclamation to Fresno ABC station KFSN: "The Jimenez family needs to thank government specialists, neighborhood specialists, and Madera County Sheriff's office analysts for their difficult work in the catch of the individual answerable for Josephine's demise. We are as yet grieving the loss of our little girl Josephine and search forward for Justice for Josephine."

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