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"Person of Interest" in Alicia DeBolt Murder Arrested; Adam Joseph Longoria Found

Alicia DeBolt (Personal Photo)

"Person of Interest" in Alicia DeBolt Murder Arrested; Adam Joseph Longoria Found
Alicia DeBolt (Personal Photo)

GREAT BEND, Kan. (CBS/KWCH) Adam Joseph Longoria was taken into custody Friday morning; he is described as a "person of interest" in the death of Kansas 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt.

PICTURES: Alicia DeBolt Missing

Longoria, also known as "Rocco," was caught by the Kansas Highway Patrol on I-70 near Salina, about 80 miles away from Great Bend, according to CBS affiliate KWCH.

Longoria was allegedly driving a 2002 white Ford Explorer which was reported stolen from Venture Corporation near Great Bend early Friday morning.

Longoria is currently being held in Barton County on a warrant for the stolen vehicle.

DeBolt went missing Saturday, August 21. Her parents said that she left their Great Bend home around 11:00 pm to go to a party, but did not come home at her midnight curfew. Her body was found burned just outside town days later.

Thursday, authorities served a search warrant on Longoria's home. In an interview, he told KWCH that he was taken in for questioning, but allowed to go home once the police search was complete.

A statewide alert was issued for law enforcement to be on the lookout for Longoria Friday morning.

Complete of Coverage of Alicia DeBolt on Crimesider.

  • Kevin Hayes

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