The Graham Police Department says it has made an arrest in connection the disappearance and murder of Leah Martin.
Police say they have arrested 42-year-old Billy Ray Minkley Junior for Tampering/Fabricating Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair a Human Corpse.
At around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, Police Officers and Texas Rangers executed a search warrant in the 800 block of Oak Street in Graham.
The search was apparently based on information they received from the residents of the property, where Leah Martin's body was found.
The residents told authorities Minkley had brought a back-hoe onto their property and used it near the area where Martin's body was later discovered.
Investigators have confirmed equipment matching that description was rented from a local business.
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