- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Human remains found Oct. 7 have been identified as those of a missing Gulfport woman - and police have announced an arrest in her death.

The victim was Tena Marie Broadus, who was in her late 20s. She was last seen Sept. 17 and her family had reported her missing on Sept. 25.

Police said Friday they believe Broadus’s body was burned before it was dumped into the Biloxi River.

Twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Anthony Peterman was arrested on a murder charge Friday.

Police said they believe Broadus was killed at Peterman’s home before the body was moved to another location, burned and dumped in the river.

There was no immediate word on Peterman’s first court appearance or whether he has an attorney.

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