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Teen accused of murdering a Durham woman last week was arrested in Louisiana

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A teen accused of murder was arrested Sunday in Louisiana, Durham police said.

Jose Bryan Guzman, 18, was charged Friday in the death of Marlene Yamileth Portillo-Posada, 19, of Durham. Her body was found in the woods in Chatham County on the 6500 block of NC 751, according to police.

Police believe Portillo-Posada was killed at an apartment complex on the 2900 block of Chapel Hill Road in Durham.

Durham police said in a press release that Guzman may have been driving a yellow 2006 Nissan Sentra.

Guzman has pending charges for robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to court documents. Police said he robbed two people within 20 minutes in December 2018, The News & Observer previously reported.

Ashad Hajela reports on public safety for The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun. He studied journalism at New York University.
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