Titusville police continue to question a 15-year-old runaway held at a Georgia juvenile facility to determine what, if anything, she knows about the death of a 41-year-old Titusville woman whose dismembered body was discovered over the weekend.
An 18-year-old man, identified as William Leonard Weber, was also arrested Monday and charged with pawning jewelry believed taken from the Avilez Boulevard home of the victim, Michelle Renee Chappell. Weber remains held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on a no-bond status.
A third man, 21-year-old Christian Murphy was named as a person of interest in the homicide investigation but was killed when the gold Nissan driven by the 15-year-old veered off Interstate 95 in Camden County, Ga., and slammed into a thicket of trees.
"Georgia (police) have the young lady in custody now," said Lt. Tom House, a spokesman for the Titusville Police Department.
The girl, described by police as an endangered runaway who fled a group home last November, faces pending charges in Georgia of vehicular homicide, fleeing and eluding and grand theft of a motor vehicle, Titusville police report. She appeared before a magistrate in Camden County and was ordered held in a juvenile facility in Waycross, Ga. Police said the girl fled Florida with Murphy, described by police as having a prosthetic left leg, in the hours after Chappell's remains were discovered Sunday.
Neither the girl or Weber have been charged in Chappell's death.
Detectives had been searching for suspects since Sunday, with Titusville police issuing alerts for a gold Nissan that was missing from Chappell's home. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 1-800-CRIMELINE.