A 17-year-old from the Alexandria area is in custody in Fairfax County. Police are calling him a “person of interest” in the death of 16-year-old Jholie Moussa.
Moussa’s body was found Friday in some woods near a walking path in Alexandria’s Woodlawn Park. Investigators say their search for Moussa, who was reported missing from her Alexandria home on January 13, took them to Philadelphia and the Norfolk area. The leads they developed brought them back to the park, which officers had searched earlier.
Fairfax County officials say that, right now, they’re charging the 17-year-old who they’re holding with felony assault, for an assault that had been unreported until the Moussa investigation began. He is not being charged with the girl’s death but he is a person of interest.