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Cedar Bluff man arrested for murder

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Investigators said Riley J. Henderson was arrested and charged with capital murder (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Department) Investigators said Riley J. Henderson was arrested and charged with capital murder (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Department)
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - DeKalb County sheriff's officials say a body that was pulled from Weiss Lake in Leesburg has been identified as a 20-year-old woman who was recently reported missing.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris says the body of Sarah Jane Ortiz of Valley Head was found in the lake by a fisherman on Friday, July 18. Harris says the woman's body was positively identified on Monday at a forensics lab in Huntsville.

Harris says Ortiz was reported missing July 16 by friends and relatives after she failed to return home on July 14.

Investigators reported on Wed, Aug 20, Riley J. Henderson was arrested and charged with capital murder.

The Leesburg Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's Office, and the Etowah County Sheriff's Office are participating in the investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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