Police arrest boyfriend for murder of Alexandria teen last January


A former boyfriend has been arrested and charged with the murder of 16-year-old Jholie Moussa. The teenager was reported missing January 13 from her home in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. Her body was found 12 days later in Woodlawn Park. She’d been beaten and smothered.

Nebiyu Ebrahim was arrested Thursday. The 18-year-old lives on Diablo Court, within walking distance of the park. Ebrahim had been arrested January 18 on for a separate felony assault on Jholie and had detectives had considered him a “person of interest” in the girl’s murder.

“Every piece of technology and resource available to our department was deployed to solve this case,” Fairfax County Chief of Police Edwin Roessler said Thursday evening. “Detectives, crime scene technicians, laboratory scientists and victim-service advocates have worked arduously in the pursuit of justice.”



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