Fairfax County Police Department detectives have identified a 17-year-old person of interest in the death of Jholie Moussa. He was arrested on Jan. 18 for a previous felony assault against Jholie and remains in custody. Detectives conducting interviews during the search for Jholie learned of a previously unreported crime in which she was the victim. The person in custody has been charged with felony assault. He has not been charged in her death and is not being named due to his age.
Jholie was reported missing by her family on Jan. 13 from the Alexandria area of Fairfax County after they had not seen or heard from her since the previous evening. The 16-year-old’s body was found in a park in the 4800 block of Manor Drive on Friday, Jan. 26 during one of the police searches.