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DNA links Mississippi shipyard worker to Arizona murder

Michael Cornell Moye, 35, of Moss Point, was arrested at a Jackson County shipyard Tuesday. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Michael Cornell Moye, 35, of Moss Point, was arrested at a Jackson County shipyard Tuesday. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A Moss Point man who has long denied any involvement in a 2001 shooting death in Arizona has now been linked to the crime through DNA.

Michael Cornell Moye, 35, of Moss Point, was arrested at a Jackson County shipyard Tuesday.

Moye has relatives in the Phoenix area, and investigators say he was thought to be in the area of a convenience store shooting on October 16, 2001.

Moss Point Police questioned him about the crime, but Moye denied knowing anything about it. Investigators didn't believe him, and in 2013 they were able to get a DNA sample from their prime suspect. That sample has now been linked to evidence found at the scene of the deadly shooting.

Moye is being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center for Phoenix Police. Officials say he will most likely be charged with armed robbery and first degree murder.

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