GREAT BEND, Kan. (CBS/KWCH) Kansas Attorney General Steve Six told reporters outside a District Court Monday that he is "confident murder charges will be filed," in the tragic death of Kansas teenager Alicia DeBolt, according to The Wichita Eagle.
Six's comments came shortly after a hearing for 36-year-old Adam Longoria, who is a "person of interest" in the murder of the14-year-old whose body was found severely burned Aug. 24 in an asphalt plant in central Kansas.
The hearing was not directly related to the DeBolt murder, but instead stemmed from Longoria's alleged theft of a vehicle last Friday, the morning following a police search of Longoria's house.
Longoria was 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, according to CBS affiliate KWCH.
Longoria, also known as "Rocco," was taken into custody Friday morning after Kansas Highway Patrol issued a statewide alert for his arrest.
The judge set his bond at $150,000, reports KWCH.
Members of DeBolt's family were in the courtroom.
Longoria has not been charged or named a suspect in connection with DeBolt's murder, but investigators continue "pursue all leads," according to Six, who told reporters Monday that he believed murder charges would be filed "in the not too distant future," reports The Wichita Eagle.
Another hearing is scheduled for Sept. 7.