Reno cops arrest suspect for murder of Brianna Denison

Reno police arrested a suspect in the abduction, rape and killing of Reno teenager Brianna Denison. She was 19 when the abduction occurred as she slept on a friend’s couch.

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Her body was found Feb. 15 in a field in south Reno.

James Michael Biela, 27, was detained Tuesday at the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping, murder and sexual assault, officials said. He is being held without bail.

Denison, 19, was abducted while she was sleeping at a friend’s house during winter break in January. Police said a secret witness, a pair of underwear and DNA were vital to cracking the case.

DNA evidence gathered from the scene linked Denison’s killer to at least two other sexual attacks on women at or near the university from October to December 2007.

The Northern Nevada community has something to be thankful now that a 10-month search has come to a close and a suspected murderer is behind bars.

(Via Fox News)