Officials release identity of 15-year-old charged in murder of DeSoto Co. woman

Officials release identity of 15-year-old charged in murder of DeSoto Co. woman
Joshua Easley (Source: WMC)

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - The 15-year-old who has been charged for the murder of a DeSoto County woman has been identified.

Joshua Easley is being charged as an adult after he allegedly strangled a 59-year-old woman to death just before midnight on Wednesday. Investigators say Easley confessed to the murder.

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Easley was found in rural area in the victim’s vehicle about 10 miles away from the scene of the murder at Getwell and Holly Springs.

A motive for the murder has not been confirmed.

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