'Person Of Interest' In DeBolt Case Faces Bomb Threat Charges In NC

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Saturday, August 28, 2010
Update

The man who is a person of interest in the Alicia DeBolt case has been in trouble elsewhere.

The McDowell News in Marion, North Carolina reports that Adam Joseph Longoria faces charges with calling in a bomb threat to two elementary schools in January 2009.

Longoria was a prison inmate in Beaumont, Tex, at the time.

The McDowell News also reports that Longoria has a lengthy criminal record that includes credit card fraud, forgery, burglary and impersonating an officer.

A fund for Alicia Debolt's family has been set up at the Landmark National Bank in Great Bend. Donations can be taken to the bank branch at 1623 Main or the Broadway and K-96 location.

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Friday, August 27, 2010
Update

The man considered a "person of interest" in the murder of a Great Bend teenager has been charged with other crimes. The office of the Kansas Attorney General announced Friday that Adam Joseph Longoria is charged with vehicle burglary and theft.

Longoria is expected to make his first appearance in Barton County District Court Monday morning to face the charges.

Adam Joseph Longoria, also known as “Rocco” was apprehended at approximately 11:50 am by the Kansas Highway Patrol on Interstate 70 west of Salina. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Longoria was arrested without incident. Longoria was driving a 2002 white Ford Explorer that had been stolen early Friday morning between 1:00 am and 2:00 am from the offices of the Venture Corporation south of Great Bend. The vehicle was reported stolen around 8:45 am on Friday morning.

“As the investigation into the murder of Alicia Debolt continues, we continue to urge individuals with any information on this case to come forward to law enforcement,” said Kansas Attorney General Steve Six. “Law enforcement continues to use all tools at their disposal to provide justice for Alicia and her friends and family.”

A candlelight vigil, organized by DeBolt's family and friends is scheduled for 8:00 P.M. Sunday at Jack Kilby Square in Great Bend.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Bryant Funeral Home and have yet to be announced.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Update

A Great Bend house was searched into the early morning Friday in connection with the death of a teenager.

KAKE News has confirmed that authorities in Great Bend served a search warrant late Thursday night in the 1800 block of East 8th Street in connection with the Alicia Debolt case.

The Great Bend Tribune reports in its online edition investigators remained at the house well past midnight. No one is in custody and more information is to expected to be released Friday.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Update

A body found near Great Bend has been identified as a 14-year-old who had gone missing.

Alicia Debolt was last seen voluntarily getting into a vehicle Saturday around 11 p.m. On Sunday around 1 p.m., her mother called police, who then involved the KBI to assist in the search.

An employee of an asphalt plant in Great Bend reported to police on Tuesday after finding burned human remains.

The body was visually unidentifiable, so the remains were sent to the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Sciences Center for identification.

Police do not believe this was a random act. No arrests have been made and anyone with information is being asked to contact the Great Bend Police Department.

Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120

Great Bend Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300

Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-KS CRIME

The Attorney General's office is handling the case.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Update

Attorney General Steve Six will hold a media briefing at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 26.

The briefing will be held at KBI regional office in Great Bend.

Attorney General Six will be discussing the case involving missing teenager Alicia Debolt. Debolt, 14, was last seen leaving her Great Bend home Saturday.

A body was recovered near Great Bend Tuesday. Authorities have not released the identification.

KAKE's Deb Farris will be at this morning's news conference. Watch for updates on kake.com and on KAKE News at 11. On twitter, follow her updates @deb_farris or @KAKEnews.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An unidentified body was discovered a few miles outside of Great Bend late this afternoon. The body was found in an open field. Investigators have not said if the discovery is related to the search for a missing teenager.

The body will be taken to Wichita for an autopsy. Authorities hope to have a positive identification Wednesday. Investigators told members of the missing girl's family that the body was burned beyond recognition.

Meanwhile authorities said the investigation continues regarding the disappearance of Alicia Debolt, 14. Debolt of Great Bend is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 118 pounds. She was last seen Saturday. Debolt's friends gathered for a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening in Great Bend.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation released a missing-child
poster Tuesday seeking information about the girl, who was last
seen around 11 p.m. Saturday getting into a newer SUV.

If you have any information regarding Alicia Debolt, contact investigators at:

Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120

Great Bend Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300

Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-KS CRIME

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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