MERIDIAN, MS (WLBT) - A person of interest in a Florida kidnapping and murder is arrested in the Magnolia State Thursday.
24-year-old Jared Harrell was arrested in Meridian on 29 counts of possession of child pornography.
He is being held on a one-million dollar bond.
Authorities said, until recently, he lived in a home near the victim, Somer Thompson.
The seven-year-old girl vanished last October as she walked home from school. Her body was later found in a landfill some 50 miles away in Georgia.
Harrell has not been charged in Thompson's death.
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