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17-year-old boy arrested and charged with capital murder

Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
CHEROKEE COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office confirms an arrest has been made in the death of 20-year-old Sarah Ortiz of Valley Head.

Sheriff Jeff Shaver reported on August 20 that 17-year-old Riley J. Henderson was arrested and charged with capital murder.

Deputies say Ortiz had been reported missing from DeKalb County. They say a fisherman found her body on July 18 in Weis Lake in Leesburg.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Authorities say that the Leesburg Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's Office, and the Etowah County Sheriff's Office are participating in the investigation.

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