BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Officials are working to return to Iowa two Missouri men suspected of killing a southeast Iowa teenager.
Jaron Purham and Jorge Sanders-Galvez were served arrest warrants Tuesday. The two Jennings, Missouri, residents are being held on unrelated Missouri charges — Purham at the St. Louis County Jail and Sanders-Galvez at the West Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron.
The Iowa warrants list charges of first-degree murder. Court records don’t list names of attorneys who could comment for them.
Authorities suspect the two shot to death 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson, whose body was found March 2 in a Burlington alley. He was a junior at Burlington High School.
Burlington Police Lt. Greg Allen says investigators think the men knew Johnson, but Allen wouldn’t elaborate on possible motives.