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West Wendover police said they arrested Kody Patten, 18, about 2 a.m. and booked him into the Elko County Jail for suspicion of open murder. He was being held without bail in the death of Micaela “Mickey” Constanzo, a popular student-athlete at West Wendover High School who disappeared after track practice Thursday afternoon.

School officials confirmed the two knew each other but released no other details.

“You are talking about a school of 300 kids so they all kind of know each other,” Vice Principal Craig Kyllonen told the Associated Press on Monday. He said he could not confirm earlier reports that the two had once dated, but he knew the suspect currently has a different girlfriend.

From wire dispatches and staff reports