FAIRFAX, Va. - A teen who was a person of interest in the death of 16-year-old Jholie Moussa has been charged in her murder, according to officials.
The Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney's Office confirmed to FOX 5 a suspect was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in Jholie's death. Fairfax County police have identified the suspect as 18-year-old Nebiyu Ebrahim, who was Jholie's ex-boyfriend, according to officials.
The 16-year-old girl was reported missing back on Jan. 13 and her body was discovered at a park not far away from her Alexandria home on Jan. 26.
Originally, investigators listed her as a runaway saying they had no evidence she was in danger. On Jan. 17, the FBI joined the investigation in the search for Moussa.
Fairfax County police identified a 17-year-old boy as a person of interest in the case after he was arrested on Jan. 18 in connection to a prior alleged assault on Moussa before she was found dead. The suspect, later identified as Ebrahim, has since turned 18 years old, according to officials.
Fairfax County police said a press conference would be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Ebrahim is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Friday at 1:30 p.m.