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Man presumed dead, arrested for slain girl's kidnapping

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Mississippi man who was once considered dead has been arrested in the kidnapping of a slain Las Vegas girl.

FBI officials say 53-year-old Thomas Steven Sanders was taken into custody Sunday morning in Gulfport.

The arrest capped a massive manhunt in a bizarre case that stretched across the country.

Skeleton remains of 12-year-old Lexis Roberts were found by hunters early last month in the woods of central Louisiana.

Court documents show Sanders abandoned his family in 1987 and was declared dead by a Mississippi court in 1994.

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