FAIRFAX, Va. - A 17-year-old boy identified as a person of interest in the death of Jholie Moussa, whose body was found two weeks after she went missing, has been released from jail under GPS monitoring Friday morning, a Fairfax County spokesperson has confirmed.
The person of interest had been in custody since Jan. 18 for an unrelated charge for felony assault against Moussa before she went missing on Jan. 12. Fairfax County police said the unreported assault was discovered during their investigation into Moussa's disappearance.
The person of interest has not been identified because he is a minor, but sources have told FOX 5 that he is Moussa’s ex-boyfriend.
The 16-year-old girl was found dead at Woodlawn Park in Alexandria two weeks after she was last seen by her family. Police said her body was covered in leaves and debris.
The autopsy and cause of death for Moussa has not yet been released.
The 17-year-old person of interest has not been charged in connection with Moussa's death.
His next court date on the assault charge is scheduled for April 2.