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Alicia DeBolt Update: Adam Longoria Charged with Murder

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Alicia DeBolt Update: Adam Longoria Charged with Murder
Alicia DeBolt (Personal Photo)

GREAT BEND, Kan. (CBS/KWCH) Adam Longoria, previously dubbed the "person of interest" in the murder of Kansas 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt, was charged with capital murder Tuesday morning in the teen's death, according to CBS affiliate KWCH.

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DeBolt's severely burned body was found Aug. 24 behind a rock pile in a construction materials storage yard five miles southwest of the city. The Wichita coroner had to use dental records to identify the young girl's body because it was burned beyond recognition, said Kansas Attorney General Steve Six.

Longoria, 36, was originally charged with one count of vehicle burglary and one count of theft of property worth at least $1,000 but less than $25,000 in connection with a 2002 white Ford Explorer that was reported stolen from Venture Corporation, the asphalt plant where DeBolt's body was found, reports KWCH. But Tuesday morning a judge announced amended charges against Longoria.

He is now charged with capital murder, sodomy of a child, vehicle theft and burglary.

Tammy Conrad, Alicia's mother, told officials that she last saw her daughter around Saturday Aug. 21 around 1:00 p.m. when Alicia left her Great Bend house for a party with a 19-year-old man. The two were supposed to meet another friend at a local gas station, but they never arrived, according to Conrad.

According to KWCH, Six said Tuesday that he does not expect anyone other than Longoria to be charged in the teen's murder.

Longoria's bond was set at $1.5 million.

Complete Coverage of Alicia DeBolt on Crimesider.


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