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Arrest in Tennessee nabs suspected killer of Jefferson County woman


Hillsboro, MO – A man police think killed his 17-year old girlfriend in Jefferson County was arrested Tuesday in Tennessee. Brian Ethridge, 26, is expected to be brought back to the St. Louis area to face charges in the death of Linda Miller.

Miller's body was found along the side of a road Sunday night, stabbed more than 80 times.

Ethridge also allegedly took Miller's four-month-old child briefly before turning it over to friends and leaving town. The child is now in the custody of grandparents.

Ethridge was arrested without incident yesterday at the home of an acquaintance in Dyersburg, Tenn.