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Suspect in Florida murder case is arrested in Meridian

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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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