Man wanted for teen's murder arrested in Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A man police believe beat a 15-year old Louisiana girl to death was arrested Wednesday in Gulfport.

The U.S. Marshal's service and Gulfport Police apprehended 27 year old Earnest Joseph, III on East George Street in the Turnberry neighborhood of Gulfport, and charged him with one count of murder.

Marshals say St. John the Baptist Parish had been searching for Joseph since Sunday when they discovered a 15-year-old girl dead in her LaPlace home.

Joseph is in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center awaiting extradition to Louisiana.

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