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Burned Body Found in Biloxi River has been Identified

GULFPORT, Miss.- Police have found the body of a Gulfport woman we went missing in September. She was killed, burned, and dumped in the Biloxi River.

WLOX reports that the remains were found on October  7 and have been positively identified as Tena Marie Broadus.

She was last seen leaving a home in the 2600 block of the 6th Avenue on September 17 around 10:30 pm. She was not reported missing until September 25, by her family.

At a press conference in Gulfport, Police Chief Leonard Papania announced that Joshua Anthony Peterman was being charged with the woman’s murder. The man was arrested. Investigators say Peterman Killed Broadus at his house and then burned her body and dumped the remains in the Biloxi River.

At the time the remains were found they could not identify who it was.

Police are not saying any more about her death due to the pending investigation.

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