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Man arrested in slaying of 13-year-old Bay Area girl

  • This undated image provided by the Fairfield Police department shows Genelle Renee Conway-Allen, who was found dead Friday morning Feb. 1, 2013 in Alan Park in Fairfield, Calif. Police say the 13-year-old's naked body was found a little before 7 a.m. Friday by a passerby in in the park, who then flagged down a police officer who was driving by. (AP Photo/Fairfield Police)

FAIRFIELD — Police said Friday they have arrested a barber in the death of a 13-year-old girl whose naked body was found last week in a Northern California park.

Anthony Lamar Jones, 32, of Fairfield was taken into custody after police had him under round-the-clock surveillance as the main suspect in Genelle Renee Conway-Allen's slaying. During a news conference to announce the arrest, police said they believe Jones, who was identified early in the investigation as a suspect, acted alone in the killing.

They did not say how the girl died, citing an ongoing investigation.

"We have evidence linking Jones to this homicide, and we believe at this time that there are no other suspects named in this case," Fairfield Police Sgt. Rebecca Belk told reporters.

Jones worked at a barber shop less than two miles from his home. Police had the shop blocked off with crime-scene tape Friday afternoon.


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