According to a report by the New York Times, a 20-year-old American Soldier, Cpl. Hayden Allen Harris first went missing on Thursday after he visited someone in Watertown, New York for a “vehicle transaction”.
Days later, his body was found in a remote part of New Jersey. Law enforcement officials suspected foul play.
Gregory Mueller, first assistant prosecutor in Sussex County, N.J., where the body was found, said a fellow soldier from Fort Drum, Pfc. Jamaal Mellish, 23, was arrested in Jefferson County, N.Y., over the weekend. Private Mellish was expected to be charged with murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, after which he was expected to be extradited to New Jersey, Mr. Mueller said.
It was not clear on Sunday night if Private Mellish had a lawyer.
Corporal Harris was posthumously promoted from the rank of specialist, the Army said.Stay updated via social media