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Victim's cousin arrested for fatal hit and run

Jermel Maurice Bogan (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.) Jermel Maurice Bogan (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)
Elisha Skinner (Source: Family photo) Elisha Skinner (Source: Family photo)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Gulfport Police believe they've found the man who hit and killed a teenage girl Monday, and WLOX News has learned it's her cousin. Jermel Maurice Bogan, 25, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Elisha Skinner, 15, was found lying in a ditch Monday morning along the 1500 block of 34th Street. She had been reported missing Sunday night around 9:45pm.

Investigators believed their hit and run suspect was driving a gold Chevrolet Impala. After putting that description out to the media, several tips came in from the community, which eventually led police to a 2007 Chevy Impala in the 8300 block of Louisiana Avenue.

Bogan was identified as the driver and arrested without incident in the 14500 block of Madison Street. He's being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million bond. He's also being held for the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a violation of his release.

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