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Murder suspect arrested in Alabama (Updated 3:50 p.m.)

Gulfport police just told the Sun Herald that murder suspect Ryan Allen Abeyta, 29, has been captured on Moffett Road in Semmes, Ala., by U.S. marshals.

Abeyta is a suspect in the strangulation death of his mother.

He is expected to remain in Alabama pending extradition to Mississippi.

The body of 56-year-old Pamela Marlene Santiago was found Tuesday by someone walking along a path in the woods about 50 feet away from River Road in the Biloxi River Estates area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gulfport police at 868-5959 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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